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The Midwife (Pessi Levanto)

Original score from the 2015 world war 2 drama feature film directed by Antti J. Jokinen, starring Krista Kosonen, Lauri Tilkanen and Tommi Korpela, produced by Solar Films and released by Nordisk Film (Finland). Original title: Kätilö.

THE STORY: A Finnish midwife falls in love with a German-Finnish SS-officer during the Lapland War, in the middle of WWII.

THE SCORE: “The score is traditionally orchestral with rather dark and rather gloomy undertones as there is a lot of death and suffering. There are some solo parts for joiku, which is a traditional way of singing of the Sami people of Lapland.” – 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. 

MMS21051 MovieScore Media Portfolio
THE MIDWIFE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by PESSI LEVANTO
Release date (digital): July 9, 2021

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