A showing a film „Benya Krik” (1926) with live music of KROKE as a part of festival the Rise of Eastern Culture / Another Dimension
August 27 at 20.00 Forum Cinema (Legionowa str.5)
Free tickets available in Forum Cinema
„Benya Krik” (ZSRR, 1926) – is a 1926 Russian film directed by Vladimir Vilner and starring Yuri Shemskya as Benya Krik.
Krik is a fictional character in Isaak Babel’s collection of short stories, The Odessa Tales. He also plays a prominent role in Babel’s play Sunset.
He is a Russian gangster of Jewish descent, and he and his gang of thugs are the main focus of the stories. (www.en.wikipedia.org)
Restored with complete new English Intertitles by The National Center for Jewish Film: www.jewishfilm.org
KROKE – The band, initially associated solely with klezmer music, in their current works draw inspiration from ethnic music using their own improvisations. This way they create their unique style which floates across borders, forms and time, which was not only noticed by the audience, but also appreciated by artists around the world. Steven Spielberg, delighted with KROKE’s concert, invited the band to Jerusalem to perform at Survivors Reunion ceremony. Thanks to Peter Gabriel the band took part in WOMAD Festival in the United Kingdom. The Secrets of The Life Tree piece, performed by KROKE, featured on the soundtrack of David Lynch movie Inland Empire. The meeting of KROKE and Nigel Kennedy resulted in a joint work – the East Meets East album. In recent years the band also collaborated with Anna Maria Jopek, Edyta Geppert, Maja Sikorowska, Krzysztof Herdzin, Norwegian band Tindra, Spanish violinist Diego Galaz, Mongolian singer Urna Chahar-Tugchi and Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra. They also appeared on the most prestigious music festivals around the world.