Music from Wojciech Kilar
Songs from Joseph Kosma and Jacques Prévert
Directed by Paul Grimault on a Jacques Prévert’s script with the original music of the
composer Wojcieck Killar (composer of "Dracula" from Coppola, "The girl and the death"
from Polanski, etc ...)
King Charles V and III Font-Huit-et-Huit-font-Seize, who is reigning as a tyrant over the
kingdom of Takycardie, is in love with a modest shepherdess whom he wants to marry.
However, she’s in love and loved by a little chimney sweep. Helped by a bird who lives at the
top of the king's private apartments, they run away to the Lower City. The police picks up
their trail. Flying machines driven by policemen, mysterious creatures spying on the whole
city, motorized tritons and "picture-by-image" stars have made their first attempt.
Paul Grimault proved with “Le Petit Soldat” that designed/drawn cinema can be serious and
moving, and with “The King and the Bird” that you must always go after your dream. He
made his last film: “La Table Tournante” at eighty-three years old.
Music composed by Wojciech Kilar, Performed by the Polish Radio and Television Symphony
Orchestra under the direction of Stanislaw Wislock.