Festival International du Film d'Aubagne

Cinema & Music - March 19th to 24th 2018

Carte Blanche - Gabriel Yared


Gabriel Yared
©L Koffel

Oscar-winning composer Gabriel Yared is one of the most well respected and renowned composers in film. Most notably, Yared won an Academy Award for his score to Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient, which also won him a BAFTA, Golden Globe and Grammy Award.

Born in Beirut, Yared was originally known for his work in French cinema, starting with Jean-Luc Godard, and later composed the score for Betty Blue, directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix. He also composed ballet music for works such as Clavigo for The Paris Opera, and Wayne McGregor's Raven Girl for the Royal Opera Ballet.

More recently, he scored Xavier Dolan's sixth feature film, Juste la fin du monde (It's Only the End of the World), which won the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival in 2016, and also The Promise, written and directed by Terry George. He has just finished working on the score for Dolan's current film, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, starring Jessica Chastain, Nathalie Portman, Kit Harington, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, and Michael Gambon. In May 2017, Yared was an official member of the Jury at Cannes Film Festival.

In December 2017, he was performing in a concert at the Paris Philharmonie celebrating his forty years of music for cinema,with the London Symphony Orchestra.


THE TALENTED M. RIPLEY by Anthony Minghella

Le talentueux M. Ripley

  • Réalisation / Direction: Anthony Minghella
  • USA