Original score from the 2008 drama feature film directed by Hannu Kahakorpi, starring Kari Hietalahti, Kai Lehtinen and Maija Paunio, produced by Matila Röhr Productions and released by Nordisk Film (Finland). Original title: Päätalo.
THE STORY: A contractor wants to become a writer but his unhappy marriage and financial problems are suppressing him.
THE SCORE: “Instead of going for realistic époque-music we decided to use music to illustrate Päätalo’s dreams and aspirations as a struggling novelist. The result is an impressionistic and a bit whimsical portrayal of the protagonist’s rich inner world.” – 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.
MMS21050 MovieScore Media Portfolio
THE NOVELIST (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by PESSI LEVANTO
Release date (digital): July 9, 2021