"Violemi" is an epic story about maturity and responsibility, as well as the related difficult choices. Written in a legend-like style, it stands out due to its fresh form – it combines elements of opera, musical and symphonic film music. The world of Arstonaroth, built using words, is an excellent background for the main characters’ emotions, enhanced by music themes. It is a captivating story and thanks to the music it can be rediscovered time and time again.
Composer Pawel Pudlo was the central figure as well as the producer and the coordinator of the whole enterprise. The story and lyrics were written by Anna Osowska. At first the project was to consist of two parts – music and image, taking the form of an independent film production. Due to technical difficulties the picture was never made, but the faith in the project helped to bring it to completion.
Music - Pawel Pudlo
Story and lyrics - Anna Osowska
Violemi - Magdalena Babiszewska
Corren - Krzysztof Forkasiewicz
Violin - Anna Dębicka
Viola - Urszula Lechowicz
Horn - Paweł Szpala
Recorded and mixed by Artur Wilniewczyc
"The score is full of passion and momentum, which is worthy of many a Western composer of film music. Epic and electrifying tracks"
Tomasz Goska – FILMUSIC.PL
"Hollywood panache, great orchestration and choirs."
Jerzy Rzymowski – NOWA FANTASTYKA MAGAZINE
"Epic style is present here from the very beginning. There is no time to get bored or whine"
Jacek Lubiński – FILM.ORG.PL
In a kingdom isolated from the rest of the world and surrounded by mountains and dense forests, life goes on happily and in affluence. The wise decision made by the first inhabitants to prevent the land from external threats brings intentional results over time; no one in the kingdom of Arstonaroth mentions ancient times – times of blood, enslavement and suffering, times of wars and power struggles. For almost five hundred years the kin of Ottarchs rules that land. It is a wise regime – fair and traditional. But unexpected crime destroys everything – when the king dies murdered by his son, and his daughter Violemi comes to the throne, everything changes in the kingdom…
Characters and Places
The Queen of Arstonaroth
The daughter of Ignecor, the ruler of Arstonaroth. She assumed the throne following her father's death. The young queen quickly adapted to her new role and made decisive and consistent decisions.
The Rightful Heir to the Throne of Arstonaroth
The twin brother of Violemi. Rebellious against the kingdom's traditions. Having been accused of the murder of his own father he was exiled from the kingdom.