Friday, December 1 - Thursday, December 14, 2023

21 days, 80 participants, 10 finalists. Warsaw’s International Chopin Piano competition, held every five years, has launched the careers of many piano virtuosos. Spellbound meets Tár in this enthralling documentary that follows seven hopefuls as they progress – or maybe not – through four grueling competition stages where the stakes are high and the pressure is intense.


  • Country Poland
  • Language Polish, Chinese, Italian, Russian with English Subtitles, English
  • Running Time 91 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Greenwich Entertainment
  • Director Jakub Piatek
  • Accessibility T-Coil, Assistive Listening

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