What music in films and series to discover the week of January 11, 2023?

EXITS AT THE MOVIE THEATER

OUR SELECTION OF THE WEEK WHAT TO SEE AT THE CINEMA FOR FILMS AND THEIR MUSIC ORIGINAL :

Gabriel Yared meets the Italian director Pietro Marcello, who had called on Marco Messina for his first film “Martin Eden” (2019). Its orchestral score incorporates harp, mandolin, flutes, oboe, cello, horn… giving this period family chronicle and this mysterious romance the trappings of a timeless tale. We see a young woman in a river like a mermaid. Daughter of a lower-class manual worker (Juliette Jouan), she aspires to become a poet and a musician, and embraces a young adventurer (Louis Garrel). She performs some original songs composed by Yared, while the father plays the accordion. The film is about belief in one’s dreams and emancipation from one’s environment. Oscillating between harshness and poetry, the film provides almost silent moments, where the music takes up all the space without the sounds, or on the contrary the sound (water, wind) is the only auditory element. The musical placement is also sharpened, never during the strong moments (of love or violence).

(At the movie theater on 11-01-2023)

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Nicolas Errera find Ken Scott on this Quebec comedy-drama after “The Extraordinary Voyage of the fakir” (2018) on the reunion of four brothers at the death of their father. The score brings a contrasting positive energy to mourning, with carefree strings and a whistle instilling a sense of happiness. A rough electric guitar represents family frustrations about to explode while an acoustic guitar coupled with a vocal presence or a piano summons nostalgia. The composer also signs an original song interpreted by Craig Walker, “Drop the Rock”.

(At the movie theater on 11-01-2023)

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Alex Beaupain signs the music of the comedy by Julien Guetta with in the prologue an allusion to the music of westerns by Morricone, then a melodious theme on the guitar for family feelings and memories, to finally undertake a movement of tango (percussion, clarinet, violin ). The score thus progresses like the story (story of two brothers – Grégoire Ludig & Jean-Paul Rouve – that everything opposes), starting from the confrontation to move towards reconciliation. Catherine Ringer signs the end song, “Cadors”. We also hear Philippe Lavil and Renaud.

(At the movie theater on 11-01-2023)

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The Creole Blues Band Delgres signs the music – and the original song “Watch Out” – of the first film by Jimmy Laporal-Trésor on the war of two gangs of young people from the suburbs in Paris in 1984, a France of the beginnings of hip-hop, and where confront the Punks, Rastas, Gothics, Skinheads. A piano and aerial textures bring fragility (“La cêlure”, “le pardon”) while electric guitars and percussions (“Guet-apens”, “non-retour”, “Réprésailles”) summon confrontation. The score is thus divided between an intimate sweetness and the rhythmic expression of violence.

(At the movie theater on 11-01-2023)

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The Canadian Mocky signs the music of the optimistic and sunny comedy by Marc Fitoussi oscillating between disco, festive music loved by the character of Magalie (Laure Calamy) and melancholy (linked to the reunion of two inseparable friends in adolescence).

(At the movie theater on 11-01-2023)

OTHER FILMS:

Alex Weston signs the music of Lauren Hadaway’s thriller with rough and haunting repetitive strings (reminiscent of Philip Glass), evolving with determination to support the competitive spirit operating within a college rowing club.

(At the movie theater on 11-01-2023)

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Christopher Young (“Hellraiser”, “Simetierre”) signs the music for Oliver Park’s horror film.

(At the movie theater on 11-01-2023)

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Giovanni Mirabassi (regular composer for Emmanuel Mouret) signs the music for Gérome Barry’s romantic and musical comedy about a shy young Parisian who discovers the supernatural powers of an old jazz standard which acts as an elixir of love on the person who ‘hears. In this film on jazz, the score is divided between jazz piano in the style of the 20s, swing, with the musicians who play on the image (in the form of real jam sessions). Giovanni Mirabassi has imagined new standards for them, paying homage to the first names in jazz like Jelly Roll Morton or Fats Waller. With songs performed by Tatiana Eva-Marie (Maria in the film), notably “The Sound of Love” after which Théodore (acclaimed by the director himself, Gérome Barry) runs throughout the film. Guitarist Vinny Raniolo participates for the gypsy color as well as saxophonist and keyboardist Corentin Giniaux.

(At the movie theater on 11-01-2023)

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Santa Ratniece signs the music of the Hungarian war film of Dénes Nagy centered on the point of view of a peasant enlisted in 1943 in the Soviet Union under German occupation. The parsimonious and refined score preserves the immersion in a natural setting, sparing the sounds of the swampy forest where the soldiers get stuck, delicately supporting the tension of the battlefield and the state of amazement of the impassive-faced farmer. The human drama is told from the point of view of the character in almost all shots and by the off-screen sound and textures that are both distressing and luminous.

(At the movie theater on 11-01-2023)

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Jean-Benoît Dunckel signs the music for Dinara Drukarova’s first film with an almost industrial music, made of textures mixing with the wind and the noises of the boat, unfinished chords, raw and hovering sounds, soft and disturbing, dreamlike and hydraulic , to support the expedition of Lili (played by the director herself) who leaves everything to go to sea aboard a fishing trawler.

(At the movie theater on 11-01-2023)


The documentary by Véréna Paravel and Lucien Chastaing-Taylor is a dive into the human body, at the end of the surgeon’s tools and a telescopic camera, with images of torn organs. The body is a cosmic world, silent, or with buzzing textures. The daily life of doctors is also filmed in the same way, with a clinical camera that lingers on the back of the neck until a final party in which the image plunges into the detail of a painting representing naked bodies, on the music of “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor and “Blue Monday” by New Order, a title which then seems to complete an unprecedented physical and sensory experience.

(At the movie theater on 11-01-2023)

Jean-François Assy signs the music for Ursula Meier’s social drama. The music fills an emotional void in the characters and replaces an inability to speak. Benjamin Biolay composed the song “The past” which reflects the love story between the character he plays and Margaret (Stéphanie Blanchoud), a duet they sang together and they sing again at the Christmas Eve.

(At the movie theater on 11-01-2023)


Rauelsson signs the music for Emanuele Crialese’s Italian drama about a dysfunctional and fragmented family in Rome in the 1970s, told from the memories of a mother (Penélope Cruz). We hear Italian songs of the time, in particular a version of the air of “Love Story” (by Francis Lai, 1970) vocally covered in 1971 by Patty Pravo and Johnny Dorelli.

(At the movie theater on 11-01-2023)

Paul Wiley signs the music for Damien Leone’s horror film.

(At the movie theater on 11-01-2023)

Musical documentary by Alain Gomis on the pianist and composer Thelonious Monk based on television archive images.

(At the movie theater on 11-01-2023)


David Grumel signs the music for the documentary by Marie Montvuagnard, Caroline Dragacci, Mathieu Coffin.

(At the movie theater on 11-01-2023)

NEW FILMS TO SEE AT HOME

Fabian Römer signs the music for the German TV movie by Torsten C. Fischer.

directly on ARTE (13-01-2023)


Emily Bear scores the music for Stephen Herek’s family adventure film.

Exclusively on Netflix (13-01-2023)

NEW SERIES OR SEASONS

Polish composer Jimek (real name Radzimir Debski) signs the music for the Polish comedy series by Kalina Alabrudzinska & Piotr Domalewski.

Season 2 on Netflix (11-01-2023)

The music for Robert Siegel’s series about an Indian immigrant who became the founder of the world’s largest male striptease empire is by Siddhartha Khosla. The score is then divided between dancing titles (electro rhythms), oriental sounds (an oud) enriched with a vocal presence, as well as strings and a piano for the more intimate dimension until an epic finale.

8 episodes on Disney+ (on 01-11-2023)

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Trevor Morris signs the music of the historical film of Jeb Stuart, spin-off of “Vikings”.

Season 2 on Netflix (12-01-2023)

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Iván Martínez Lacámara and Manel Santisteban reunite with Álex Pina and Esther Martínez Lobato on this Spanish series after “El Embarcadero” (2020).

Season 3 on Netflix (13-01-2023)


Cristobal Tapia de Veer (season 1) and Rupert Gregson-Williams (season 2) sign the music for this thriller series created by David Weil and performed by Al Pacino.

Season 2 on Amazon (13-01-2023)

Trevor Gureckis signs the music for this horrific series initiated by M. Night Shyamalan with disturbing sounds (clarinet, out of tune violin, bells), sound surges to maintain fear, and an angelic main motif to illustrate the infant at the heart of the story.

Season 4 on Apple TV+ (2023-01-13)

Andrew Lockington signs the music for the detective series by Hugh Dillon & Taylor Sheridan.

Season 2 on Paramount+ (on 01-15-2023)


Morgan Kibby & Daniel Wohl sign the music for Channing Powell’s horror series.

6 episodes on OCS (on 01-15-2023)

What music in films and series to discover the week of January 11, 2023?