Press Release from Quartet:
Quartet Records, Mandarin Cinema and Gaumont present the soundtrack album of the new collaboration between renowned French composer Bruno Coulais (Microcosmos, Les choristes, Coraline, White Fang, The Seasons) and Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel, Adore, Gemma Bovary) in Blanche comme neige (White as Snow), an updated take on the Brothers Grimm classic, Snow White. In this version, Claire, a beautiful young woman, works at her late father’s hotel that is now managed by her evil stepmother, Maud. Claire unwittingly sparks uncontrollable jealousy in Maud, whose young lover has fallen in love with Claire. Maud decides to get rid of Claire, who finds shelter at a farm where she’s allowed to break free from her strict upbringing through encounters with seven “princes.”
Bruno Coulais’ score is emotional and romantic—but also mysterious, with dark and Impressionistic passages as well as terrific choral pieces and electronics. Dirk Brossé conducts the orchestra and chorus.