Coinciding with the film’s television premiere on FR 3, MovieScore Media teams up with composer Cyril Aufort for the French television movie La Maladroite. Directed by Éléonore Faucher, the film tells the story of a 6-year old Stella Dubois (Elsa Hyvaert) who may be the victim of child abuse. When her teacher Céline Thibault (Isabelle Carré) sees her bruises, Stella seems to come up with a logical explanation – maybe even a too simple one. It’s up to Céline to uncover whether she has real immune deficiency or is actually abused – and in the meantime, learn about the failures of the childhood protection system in France.
“That was a very difficult subject to work on musically and we’ve had a lot of intense discussions about the musical color with Éléonore,” explains Cyril about the process. “She didn’t want any dark or sad music and one of the role of the score was to bring out the fragility and innocence of Stella’s character using a minimal musical approach. Another key in the music was also to provide a musical accompaniment that adds a real tension to the story. The principal theme in « La Maladroite » is more often orchestrated with a rhythmic ostinato accompaniment to underline that tension. The score is played by 3 pianos and a 26 piece string section that we recorded in Paris.
Cyrille Aufort started composing music for the theatre, short films and animation films before working extensively in the cinema. While working as an orchestrator for Alexandre Desplat, Aufort’s first major composing credit was Vincenzo Natali’s DNA-based sci-fi horror Splice, starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley. In 2012, Aufort and Gabriel Yared co-composed the score for A Royal Affair, the historical drama starring Alicia Vikander and Mads Mikkelsen. His more recent credits include Yann Gozlan’s A Perfect Man, Avi Nesher’s Past Life as well as the new Arctic-themed documentaries of Luc Jacquet: The Ice and the Sky and March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step, which won the Award for Best Original Music Emmy in the Mini Series, Film or Special category and a Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Documentary Music. His latest releases with the label is the documentary Nepal.
MMS19037 LA MALADROITE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed and Conducted by CYRILLE AUFORT
Release date (digital): November 22, 2019