Original score from the 2020 drama film directed by Ameen Nayfeh, starring
Ali Suliman, Anna Unterberger and Doraid Liddawi, produced by MeMo Films and Odeh Films and released by Shellac Distribution (France).
THE STORY: A Palestinian father trapped on the other side of the separation wall is trying to reach the hospital for his son.
THE SCORE: “In the beginning I thought it would be easy to deal with this story and to write music for the film, but then I realized that it was not like any another film about Palestine or about the occupation. Ameen did it in a very sensitive way far away from cliches, so I got the feeling that the music had to be quite minimal. The idea started with solo piano music for one scene, and then we developed the piano to be the main character for whole score. In this film I see Ali and his story represented by the piano. The second main character, which for me is ‘the road’, is represented by the Oud, one of our main traditional instruments. While the score is largely composed of shorter cues, the last scene allows for a tour-de-force piece that runs for 9 and a half minutes for the climatic finale.” – Faraj Suleiman
THE COMPOSER: Born in 1984, Faraj Suleiman is a Palestinian a composer and pianist. His music is strongly influenced by Arabic/Eastern melodies and rhythms. He often incorporates those scales and modalities in his compositions. He released a number of albums and musical projects such as : “Login”, “Three Steps”, “Mud”, “Opening of the Palestinian Museum”, “Al-Bashiq”, “Love in the Cloud”, “Once Upon a City”, “Love Without a Story”, “Toy Box” and his first songs album “Second Verse”, the recording of “London Jazz Festival 2019”, “Better than Berlin” and lately “Fahim” – a songs album for children.
MMS21061 200 METERS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by FARAJ SULEIMAN
Release date (digital): August 13, 2021