This year Matthew Herbert has provided the score for two films by Sebastián Lelio "A Fantastic Women" and "Disobedience."
A Fantastic Women premiered at Berlinale in February and received the Silver Bear award for Best Screenplay.
"The light hot-and-cold shiver that characterizes his latest sets in from the first, head-turning notes of the score, a stunning, string-based creation by British electronic musician Matthew Herbert that blends the icy momentum of vintage Herrmann with spacious gasps of silence.” -Variety
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Disobedience staring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola is an adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel about a woman who returns home to her orthodox Jewish community in London and rekindles a romance with her cousin’s wife.
"Perhaps the most successful aspect of Disobedience is Matthew Herbert’s searching, at times sinister score. It brings to mind the way Mica Levi’s score for another Chilean director’s Toronto-premiering film, Pablo Larraín’s Jackie, suggested a dark interior force or spirit guiding and haunting the more placid imagery on screen. Herbert’s music gives Disobedience jolts of allure and mystery.” - Vanity Fair
Disobedience is screening at the Toronto film festival and will be released in the UK on 4 May with a US date yet to be announced