Original score from the 2022 drama feature film directed by Pietro Marcello, starring Louis Garrel, Noémie Lvovsky and Lolita Chammah, produced by CG Cinéma and released by Le Pacte (France) and Kino Lorber (USA).
THE STORY: The emancipation of a woman over twenty years, between 1919 and 1939, a time of great inventions and great dreams.
THE SCORE: “Director Pietro Marcello and I are both Mediterranean, self-taught, passionate about our craft and both ‘in love’ with J.S. Bach. We also share the same view about the essential role of music in a film, and its unconventional use. I met Pietro Marcello in December 2020, after watching his remarkable film Martin Eden. L’Envol is one of my longest collaborations with a director and through this collaboration we developed a sincere and unwavering friendship. There was a long period of work and exchange during which Pietro and I met every week. Over the course of this period, I composed the film’s main themes both before and during the shooting. Pietro is a visionary artist that I deeply admire. The score for L’Envol is based on the songs I composed long before the shooting. These provided the inspiration and thematic elements for what followed. Since the film has a very intimate style, I wanted to carry this feeling onto the music, which is why all the pieces are orchestrated for a small ensemble. In the Passacaglia, which opens the album, I pay homage to J.S Bach whose music both Pietro and I adore.” – Gabriel Yared
THE COMPOSER: Oscar-winning composer Gabriel Yared is one of the most well respected composers in film. Yared won an Academy Award for his score to Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient, which also won him a BAFTA, Golden Globe and Grammy. Other collaborations with Minghella include The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Cold Mountain (2003) and The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (2008). Over the past 40 years, he has worked on over 100 movies, including the films of such important directors as Costa-Gavras (Hannah K.), Robert Altman (Vincent & Theo), Philippe de Broca (Les 1001 Nuits), Mikael Håfström (1408) and Mira Nair (Amelia). More recently Gabriel Yared has scored films like Judy (2019) which featured an Academy Award winning performance by Renée Zellweger or Jimmy Keyrouz’s Broken Keys (2021), which is the story of a Middle Eastern pianist whose instrument is destroyed by extremists.
MMS23001 L’ENVOL (Scarlet) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed and Conducted by GABRIEL YARED
Release date (digital): January 11, 2023
Release date (CD): TBC (Quartet Records)