Les Conquérants, directed by Sarolta Szabo and Tibor Banoczki, with music composed by Chris and sound design by Stefan Smith, is officially selected for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film will appear in the New Frontier programme – an electrifying celebration of innovation in filmmaking, these New Frontier shorts, through bold color and thought-provoking messaging, electrify and energize the mind.
From Chris: “Les Conquérants is a tale of the seismic collision of humankind and nature. My aim was to incorporate the themes of this film in an overarching musical representation of this central brutal, yet beautiful, struggle for survival. In order to construct a musical connection between the body and earth, the score for Les Conquérants brings together elements of the orchestra, sound design and overtone singing. As such it’s a concoction of music swaying between shamanic utterances and the more familiar yet dislocated filmscore. The final statement from the music consists of a children’s choir singing the lyric Morte aeterna.”
There is a selection of cues from the film here.