35th Ghent Film Festival spotlights film music
To give its long tradition of providing a forum for cinema from all points of the compass
an even brighter profile, the 35th edition of the Ghent Film Festival, to be held
7- 18 October, is opening the atlas of world cinema even wider.
The festive edition will also feature five film music concerts, two exhibitions and the
collaboration with Vooruit will be extended under the Almost Cinema banner.
Film music continues to be a specialty of the Ghent Film Festival and that will be
celebrated during this festive edition with no fewer than five film music concerts .
In the Kuipke on 12 October, the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra (Flemish Radio
Orchestra) will present the music of star composer John Williams, who wrote the
music for such box-office hits as Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter.
That will be followed on 15 October by a concert featuring Oscar winner
Gabriel Yared, who for years was the house composer of the late director
Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr. Ripley).
One day later and it will be Clint Mansell’s turn. Mansell is the usual composer for
cult director Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain).
The well-known folk group Kadril will present a unique film music concert on 17 October,
with their own interpretation of folk music from films including Barry Lyndon, Black Cat
White Cat, Walk the Line and Shakespeare in Love.
The concert series will conclude with the 8th World Soundtrack Awards featuring
music from Tuur Florizoone (Aanrijding in Moscou), Oscar winner Dario Marianelli
(Atonement), David Lynch composer Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks, La cité des
enfants perdus, Mulholland Drive), and others.
In addition the whole film music world comes down to Ghent for the 8th edition of
the World Soundtrack Awards. Among them, names like David Arnold (James Bond),
Shigeru Umebayashi, Trevor Jones and many others. Attention also goes to the
Belgian film with the honorary doctorate for Raoul Servais, and the Belgian premières
of Unspoken (Fien Troch), Vinyan (Fabrice du Welz) and Elève Libre (Joachim Lafosse).
The complete programme can be found online.
Online ticket sales commence on 25 September and on Saturday 27 September 2008
at the advance ticket sales points at Vooruit and Fnac Gent.
On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the festival, the first 35,000 online film
tickets will be sold for just 5 euro!
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