Oct 11, 2009

Tous les matins du monde

"Tous les matins du monde sont sans retour"

I highly recommend this 1991 film by Alain Corneau; Marin Marais (Gérard Depardieu), at the dusk of his life, remembers the life of his master, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe (Jean-Pierre Marielle - simply mind-blowing).

Jordi Savall was the musical director for this film, and also played the viola da gamba. As a result, the soundtrack is a perfect complement to Corneau's dark and intimist atmosphere, and a true testament to this particular instrument.

A must-see.  

[unfortunately for the non-French speakers, the DVD is only available in French - and without any subtitles]

YouTube extracts:
- Jordi Savall playing
- a piece perfectly illustrating the mood of this film
- Lully's Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs (Depardieu as Marin Marais conducting the orchestra)

1 comment:

Joaquim said...

Extraordinaire film et excellente la bande sonore.
Ont enfin lancé le DVD, après avoir attendu si longtemps.
Merci pour cette information.