Original score from the 2015 biographical drama feature film directed by Jörn Donner, starring Minna Haapkylä, Laura Birn and Pekka Strang, produced by Oy Bufo and released by B-Plan Distribution (Finland). Original title: Armi elää!
THE STORY: A film about the woman behind the design company Marimekko that consist of love, courage, passion and attempted suicides.
THE SCORE: “In this film, the music has a stage-like quality as if there was a pit orchestra accompanying the play. As such, I had to find the fine line between creating a cinematic score with the comparatively limited scope of the theatrical scores.” – Pessi Levanto
THE COMPOSER: Finnish composer Pessi Levanto is the first to be featured in the MovieScore Media Portfolio series. He has scored around twenty full-length feature films, thirty short films and documentaries plus miscellaneous spots and commercials. He has released seven records of his own and played in and done arrangements for dozens of others. Besides his film work, Pessi is a sought-after arranger. His project Classical Trancelations with the Helsinki Philharmonic, had sold-out shows of orchestral versions of club music classics. His scores for Oma maa, Swingers, Psychosia and recent TV series Piece of My Heart are also available from MovieScore Media. Among Levanto’s upcoming scores are the one he wrote for the Norwegian thriller, The Innocents, directed by Eskil Vogt and in competition at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival – the score album for this film is also set to be released by MovieScore Media later this year.
MMS21056 MovieScore Media Portfolio
ARMI ALIVE! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by PESSI LEVANTO
Release date (digital): July 9, 2021