Composer Patrick Doyle is the recipient of the Braunschweig International Film Festival's White Lion Award. In its anniversary year, the festival is awarding this newly created award for the lifetime achievement of a significant contemporary film composer.
In honour of the Scottish composer, the festival is also screening eight of his films, ranging from 1989 to 2015 as part of a Retrospective Series in "Music and Film."
Furthermore, Doyle will be presenting the German premier performance of his live silent film score It. Released in 1927, this romantic comedy from directors Clarence Badger and Josef von Sternberg not only made the leading actress, Clara Bow, into an international film star more famous than Greta Garbo, it also coined the phrase "It-girl"girls who have a certain something. The screening will take place on November 10th at 9:00 pm in the Schloss Arkaden, Braunschweig. The Braunschweig Staatsorchester will be performing under the musical leadership of the English conductor James Shearman.
The Braunschweig Film Festival will show eight of his films: the animation film Brave (2012), the Mafia film Carlito's Way with Al Pacino (1993), some of his collaborations with Kenneth Branagh Henry V (1989), Much Ado About Nothing (1993) and Disney's Cinderella (2015), the science-fiction film Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Emma Thompson's Academy Award-winning adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility (1995).
On Saturday, November 12, the festival presents Patrick Doyle in a film discussion with his composer colleague, Oscar-nominee Gary Yershon. Yershon writes music for theatres around the world, as well as for radio, television and film and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Film Music in 2015 for his score for Mr. Turner.
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