Label: Just In Time
Cat No: JTR 8498-2

Edoardo Ponti

1. Between Strangers Theme
2. Olivia, Natalia, Catherine
3. Remembrance 1
4. Father
5. Remembrance 2
6. Lullaby (a cappella)
7. Time
8. Angola
9. Dreams
10. Passion Of Creation
11. Sculptures
12. Olivia, Peace Of Heart
13. Lullaby (piano)
14. Photography
15. Confessions
16. Olivia, Natalia, Catherine, The Meeting
17. New Life
18. Portraits
19. Between Strangers End Credits
20. Between Strangers Farewell
Orchestra Orkiestra Smyczkowa Filharmonii Narodowej
Conductor Michal Nesterowicz
Soloists Leszek Mozdzer - piano, Hammond organ
John Parricelli - guitar
Mitch Dalton - guitar
Stefan Sendecki - samplers
Andy Pask - bass guitar
Jerzy Glowczewski - alto saxophone
Jacek Ostaszewski - flute
Piotr Wijtasik - trumpet
Olgierd Komorowski - bass clarinet
Anna Sikorzak-Olek -harp
Wojciech Kowalewski & Monika Szulioska - percussion
Katarzyna Listwan - voice

Between Strangers premiered at the Venice Film Festival on 30th August 2002 and the Toronto Film Festival on 13th September 2002. The film was released in Italy in September and nationwide in Canada in October 2002. USA and European releases took place in 2003-4.

The film stars Sophia Loren, Mira Sorvino, Deborah Kara Unger, Gerard Depardieu, Malcolm McDowell, Klaus Maria Brandauer and Pete Postlethwaite, and is written and directed by Edoardo Ponti. Between Strangers is a richly layered ensemble piece interweaving the stories of three women of different generations whose lives radically change when they confront their past, and in the process, embrace life's possibilities.

Sophia Loren portrays a housewife trapped in an unhappy marriage; Mira Sorvino is a photojournalist who receives acclaim for a TIME magazine cover but cannot remember taking the picture; and Deborah Kara Unger plays a cellist, alienated from her husband and child by her obsession to track down her father.

Gerard Depardieu plays an eccentric gardener who befriends Loren; Malcolm McDowell portrays Unger's ex-convict father; Klaus Maria Brandauer is Sorvino's world-renowned photojournalist father who sees his daughter as an extension of himself; and Pete Postlethwaite is Loren's younger husband whose dreams of track and field stardom were shattered by a freak accident.

Edoardo Ponti made his feature film directorial debut on Between Strangers, which also marked the first time he and his mother worked together on a film. The producer of this Canadian-Italian co-production is Gabriella Martinelli, who also produced Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet. Recorded and mixed at Preisner Studio, Niepoomice, Poland. Orchestra recorded at Studio S4 S2 Warsaw, Poland. Recording director and mix engineer: Geoff Foster.

The soundtrack CD was released only in Canada in 2002.

Label: Universal Music Poland
Cat No: 4766010


1. Uśnij, chociaż lęk zagłusza
2. Kolęda samotnych
3. Kolędnicy
4. Przybieżeli pastuszkowie na grb
5. Kolęda niepokoju
6. Kolęda w drodze
7. Pierwsza gwiazdka
8. 24 XII Każdego Roku
9. Całą Noc Padał Śnieg
10. Śpij, Jezu, Śpij
11. Z Tego Będzie Cud
12. Kolęda Warszawska
13. Betlejem Polskie
14. To już Pora na Wigilię
15. Zima w Betlejem
16. Kolęda dla Nieobecnych
17. Kolęda dla Piotra
18. Kolęda na Koniec Wieku
19. Wigilijny Czas

Zbigniew Preisner’s album W poszukiwaniu dróg. Nowe i stare kolędy (Searching for new ways. New and old carols.) was released on CD and digital by Universal Music Poland on 27 November 2015, with a double LP released in mid-December 2015. The original twelve carols from Preisner’s 1999 album Moje Koledy are combined with six new songs and a new instrumental. Singers on the new titles include Edyta Krzemien, Beata Rybotycka and Maciej Balcar. Instrumentalists include Dominik Wania (piano), Jacek Krolik (guitars), Andy Pask (bass guitar), Slawomir Berny (percussion) and Jakub Mietla (accordion).


Since 1994 Preisner has recorded and mixed all his major film scores and albums in his own studio, a state-of-the-art recording and mixing environment, fitted with the highest quality equipment.

2010 Wassa elazowa
Director: Krystyna Janda
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2010 Das Begräbnis
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2008 Anonyma
Director: Max Färberböck
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2007 Un secret
Director: Claude Miller
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2007 Silence, Night and Dreams
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2006 Between Us and The Light
Composer: Leszek Moder

2005 The Time
Composer: Leszek Moder

2004 The Beautiful Country
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2003 SuperTex
Director: Jan Schütte
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2003 Effroyables jardins
Director: Jean Becker
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2003 It’s All About Love
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2003 Voices
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2002 Between Strangers
Director: Edoardo Ponti
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2000 Aberdeen
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2000 Weiser
Director: Wojciech Marczewski
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1999 The Last September
Director: Deborah Warner
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1999 Dreaming of Joseph Lees
Director: Eric Styles
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1999 10 Easy Pieces for Piano
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1999 Moje koldy na koniec wieku
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1998 Requiem for My Friend
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1997 FairyTale: True Story
Director: Charles Sturridge
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1997 The Island on Bird Street
Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1996 Corazón iluminado
Director: Hector Babenco
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1995 Radetzkymarsch
Directors: Axel Corti, Gernot Roll
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1995 Feast of July
Director: Christopher Menaul
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1995 Elisa
Director: Jean Becker
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1994 Kouarteto se 4 kiniseis
Director: Loukia Rikaki
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1994 Mouvements du desir
Director: Léa Pool
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1994 When a Man Loves a Woman
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner