San Sebastian FF

François Girard – The Song of Names #67SSIFF

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Girard directs the adaptation of Norman Lebercht’s novel with Tim Roth and Clive Owen leading the cast.

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11 min. and 29 sec.

PODCAST | David Martos interviews François Girard, director of the film The Song of Names.

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The director explains why he decided to adapt the novel, his work with Tim Roth and how technology pushes us apart from memory. The film The Song of Name, he confirms, talks about the power of memory.

The Song of Names: Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in an emotional detective story spread over two continents and a half century. Beneath the film’s stunning and pulsing musical revelations burn the horror of a war and the lost souls extinguished from history. Clearly made by folks who are passionate about classical music, The Song of Names adapts music critic Norman Lebrecht’s acclaimed novel of the same name for the big screen, producing — in the hands of director Francois Girard (The Red Violin, Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould) and composer Howard Shore, among others — a Holocaust-themed requiem.

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  • Reporter
    David Martos
  • Guest
    François Girard
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    The Song of Names
  • Festival section
    Official Selection
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