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19TH edition 11 TO 19 NOVEMBER 2022

conversation with

Gabriel Yared

Composer

France, Lebanon

November 11, 2022

Biographie

Born in Beirut , Gabriel Yared abandoned law studies to attend the classes of Henri Dutilleux and Maurice Ohana at the École Normale de Musique de Paris, after which he spent a year-and-a-half in Rio de Janeiro working with Ivan Lins, the ambassador of modern bossa. On his return to Paris in 1973, he was drawn to the world of music and eventually wrote the music for Jean-Luc Godard’s Every Man for Himself. In the space of a few years, Yared began to collaborate with renowned filmmakers including Robert Altman, Jean-Jacques Annaud, for whose L’Amant he was awarded a César, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Costa-Gavras, Paul Schrader, Jean-Pierre Mocky, Michel Ocelot, and Anthony Minghella, for whom he wrote the score of The English Patient, which won him an Academy Award, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and a Grammy Award. Latterly, Yared has worked with a new generation of celebrated directors, among them Xavier Dolan, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Angelina Jolie and Maïwenn.
Born in Beirut , Gabriel Yared abandoned law studies to attend the classes of Henri Dutilleux and Maurice Ohana at the École Normale de Musique de Paris, after which he spent a year-and-a-half in Rio de Janeiro working with Ivan Lins, the ambassador of modern bossa. On his return to Paris in 1973, he was drawn to the world of music and eventually wrote the music for Jean-Luc Godard’s Every Man for Himself. In the space of a few years, Yared began to collaborate with renowned filmmakers including Robert Altman, Jean-Jacques Annaud, for whose L’Amant he was awarded a César, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Costa-Gavras, Paul Schrader, Jean-Pierre Mocky, Michel Ocelot, and Anthony Minghella, for whom he wrote the score of The English Patient, which won him an Academy Award, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and a Grammy Award. Latterly, Yared has worked with a new generation of celebrated directors, among them Xavier Dolan, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Angelina Jolie and Maïwenn.

Selected filmography

Judy (Rupert Goold, 2020)
Dilili in Paris (Michel Ocelot, 2018)
The Promise (Terry George, 2017)
Chocolat (Roschdy Zem, 2016)
It’s Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan, 2016)
By the Sea (Angelina Jolie, 2015)
The Prophet (Roger Allers, Tomm Moore, 2015)
Tom at the Farm (Xavier Dolan, 2013)
A Royal Affair (En kongelig affære, Nikolaj Arcel,
2012)
1408 (Mikael Hafstron, 2007)—Prix ASCAP Award
The Princes Quest (Michel Ocelot, 2006)
The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen,
Florian Henkel von Donnersmarck, 2005)
Cold Mountain (Anthony Minghella, 2003)—Best Original Score, BAFTAs
Message in a Bottle (Luis Mandoki, 1999)
The Talented Mr Ripley (Anthony Minghella, 1999)
City of Angels (Brad Silberling, 1998)
The English Patient (Anthony Minghella, 1996) – Best Original Score, Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Grammy Awards; Victoire de la Musique; César de la Musique; Prix de la SACEM Prize
The Lover (Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1991)—Victoire de la musique; César de la Musique
Vincent and Theo (Robert Altman, 1990)
Camille Claudel (Bruno Nuytten, 1988)
Agent trouble (Jean-Pierre Mocky, 1987)
Betty Blue (Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1986)—Victoire de la Musique
Hanna K. (Costa-Gavras, 1984) )—The Moon in the Gutter (JeanJacques Beineix, 1983) – Grand Prix of the
Every Man for Himself (Jean-Luc Godard, 1980)