Silva Screen Records Presents The White King Soundtrack
December 5, 2017
Featuring an original score by acclaimed composer Joanna Bruzdowicz.
Directed by Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel and starring Jonathan Pryce and Agyness Deyn, the disturbing sci-fi drama THE WHITE KING made its debut at the Edinburgh International Film Festival where it was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature. Lorenzo Allchurch plays Djata, a care-free 12-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, Peter, and Djata and his mother Hannah are labeled traitors, the boy will not rest until he sees his father again.
Known for her work with French director Agnès Varda (Vagabond, Jacquot De Nantes and The Gleaners and I), Bruzdowicz is an accomplished contemporary composer in her own right, with a wide opus including ballet, opera, symphonic, chamber, film and television music. She studied composition with 20th Century greats – Kazimierz Sikorski, Nadia Boulanger, Olivier Messiaen and Pierre Schaeffer – at the Sorbonne in Paris and is perhaps best known in the classical world for her operas (The Penal Colony, The Trojan Women and The Gates of Paradise). As well as composing film scores, Joanna is also the co-creator of German TV series Stahlkammer Zürich which spawned 36 episodes.
“The roots of Joanna Bruzdowicz’s music can be located in the tradition of the colorful, lively and expressive neoclassicism of Grazyna Bacewicz, flavored by inspiration from the Polish school of sonorism (Penderecki, Lutoslawski), USC’s Maja Trochimczyk stated. Her musical narratives are filled with kaleidoscopically shifting ideas and melodies; the moods alternate between somber reflection, sweet lyricism, and exuberant outbursts of joy.”
THE WHITE KING soundtrack is available on iTunes, Amazon and Netflix in the UK and will be released in the US by Film Movement on December 5th.
For more details, see www.silvascreenusa.com/