Quartet Records and Pathé present the original soundtrack written by brilliant composer Éric Neveux (Standing Tall, The Final Lesson, Gazelles) for Danièle Thomson’s new film, starring Guillaume Canet and Guillaume Galliene.
Thompson, a prestigious writer (The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob, Queen Margot, Academy Award nominated for Cousin Cousine) and director (La bûche, Jet Lag, Change of Plans), directs Cézanne et moi, which tells the true history of the friendship between Paul Cézanne and Emile Zola. They left Aix-en-Provence for Paris and quickly became part of the art scene in Montmartre and Batignolles. They hung out in the same places, slept with the same women. They spat on the bourgeoisie (who spat back). They went skinny-dipping, drank absinthe and starved—only to overeat. Sketched models by day, caressed them by night… Traveled thirty hours by train just to watch a sunset… Now, Paul is a painter and Emile a writer. Glory has passed Paul by, but Emile has it all: fame, money, the perfect wife (whom Paul once loved). They judge each other, admire each other, confront each other.
They lose touch, meet up again, like a couple who cannot stop loving each other. Éric Neveux provides a beautiful, sometimes Impressionistic score, a pastoral symphonic poem. The score was recorded at Air Studios in London, with orchestra under the baton of Alastair King.