Wednesday, 6 November 2019

The Lobster with live music

The Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos is best known for his film The Favourite, but his early catalogue includes the intriguing The Lobster (his first English language film). There is now a chance to see this at selected Picturehouse cinemas with a live sound-track from the Solem Quartet. The film, which is surreal and darkly funny, stars Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell and features a score which includes quartets by Shostakovich, Schnittke, Beethoven, Britten and Stravinsky.

The Solem Quartet was formed in 2011 at the University of Manchester (it takes its name from the university’s motto "arduus ad solem", meaning "striving towards the sun") and it won the 2014 Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Competition. The performances of The Lobster form part of the Solem Lates project, where the quartet branches out into diverse genres and plays in unexpected settings.

The Lobster with live score from the Solem Quartet is at selected Picturehouse cinemas, screenings have already started but there are still plenty to choose from between 8 November and 18 December 2019. Full details from the Picturehouse website.

The Solem Quartet (Alistair Vennart, Amy Tress, Stephanie Tress, William Newell)
The Solem Quartet (Alistair Vennart, Amy Tress, Stephanie Tress, William Newell)

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