Benjamin Esdraffo, composer: “When I receive a script, I always write a few models…”

The film critic turned composer of film music, accompanies the musical comedy Don Juan by Serge Bozon and Le parfum vert by Nicolas Pariser in Cannes…

If film critics sometimes become (good) filmmakers, it is rare, even unheard of, for them to become composers of film music. Benjamin Esdraffo, 49, passed through magazines Traffic, Cinema Notebooks and The Letter of Cinemacomposed, from the beginning of the 2000s, music for the films of his friends: Serge Bozon (France, Mrs. Hyde…) or Axelle Ropert (Stick out your tongue, miss…) and more recently Nicolas Pariser (Alice and the Mayor…)

He is present at the Cannes Film Festival this year to defend the musical comedy by Serge Bozon, Don Juan, presented in the Cannes Première section, in which Virginie Efira and Tahar Rahim push the song. He also wrote the music for Parfum vert, Nicolas Pariser’s adventure film, which closed the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.

This year, Sacem is joining forces with the Cannes Film Festival to better promote film music. In addition to a first climb of the steps of the composers (with artists like Alexandre Desplat, Mr Oizo alias Quentin Dupieux, Anne-Sophie Versnaeyen or even Amine Bouhafa), this 75th edition of the Cannes festival offered live performances every evening at Club Silencio.

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