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REMEMBER (Theatrical Release Date, Fall 2015)
Remember is an upcoming American drama film directed by Atom Egoyan and written by Benjamin August. The film stars Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Dean Norris, Bruno Ganz, Heinz Lieven, Jürgen Prochnow, Gunter Lamprecht, Henry Czerny and Kim Roberts. Original score composed by Oscar-winning Canadian composer Mychael Danna (Life of Pi, Capote, Surf’s Up, little miss sunshine).
Atom Egoyan’s 2008 film Adoration won the Ecumenical Jury Prize shortly after the film received a grand ovation at its premiere at the 61st annual Festival de Cannes on May 22, 2008. The Ecumenical Jury Prize is a special honour bestowed upon films ’of quality which touch the spiritual dimension of our existence’. Starring Devon Bostick, Rachel Blanchard, Scott Speedman, Arsinée Khanjian, and Noam Jenkins. Original score composed by Oscar-winning Canadian composer Mychael Danna.
“Featuring an exquisitely measured score for violin, cello and piano by Mychael Danna (The Sweet Hereafter, Little Miss Sunshine), the film treats moviegoers as grownups and it will appeal greatly to audiences that relish articulate and insightful filmmaking… Danna’s music maintains the film’s high IQ with delicacy and warmth employing wonderful soloists Yi-Jia Susanne Hou on violin, Winona Zelenka on cello, and Eve Egoyan on piano. It’s destined to make a very popular soundtrack album.”
I was overwhelmed by the sensitivity of her playing…she is an extraordinary artist. The violin plays a huge part in the soundtrack of the film, and her detailed and highly charged performance is full of emotional nuance.
The score is based on a simple haunting melody on solo violin, both romantic and mysterious. This music was originally written specifically for Yi-Jia Susanne to play; I have always adored the restrained and intelligent passion of her playing, and her interpretation of Adoration is what graces the soundtrack in the film.