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The Wild One (Documentary)

Added on Friday, May 26, 2023   Posted by Philippe Mouchon

The Wild One (Documentary)

District 6 Music presents a soundtrack for the documentary The Wild One. The album contains the music composed by GaŽl Rakotondrabe.

District 6 Music presents a soundtrack for the documentary The Wild One. The album contains the music composed by GaŽl Rakotondrabe.

The soundtrack is available to download on all digital music services..

The Wild One is directed by Tessa Louise-Salomť and by Willem Dafoe.

An innovative, cinematic exploration of acting as a form of survival, through the life and work of Jack Garfein: Holocaust survivor, Actors Studio co-founder, controversial stage and screen director. A journey of an enigmatic, censored artist, The Wild One explores the importance of his legacy and questions how art can draw on personal memory to better enlighten our present.

'In the work of Jack Garfein - Holocaust survivor, theater and film director, key figure in the formation of the Actors Studio - past and and present freely intermingled to contribute to memorable stage productions and in two films, many which were ahead of their time in tackling such issues as homosexuality, race and violence. Powered by his vivid recollections and augmented with readings by Willem Dafoe, The Wild One traces Garfein's life: his Czechoslovakian youth, his familyís fleeing the Nazis, surviving in Auschwitz and other camps, his 1946 arrival at 16 in New York and coming under the wing of Lee Strasberg, Hollywood, his marriage to actress Carroll Baker.
Director Tessa Louise-Salomť inspiringly places Garfein in a large, unadorned space which he freely fills with details of his life, accompanied by film clips, photos and comments from film historians and those who knew him : actors, students, his daughter and son, friends. Whether describing his encounter with Mengele, his relationship with his mother, his life with Baker or friendship with Marilyn Monroe, Garfein always is lucid, animated, incredibly intimate and passionate, reflecting a life where historical tragedy and personal art formed a unique, driving, uncompromising vision.'
(Brian Gordon - Tribeca Film Festival).

Gael Rakotondrabe
Paris based pianist and composer, Gael Rakotondrabe has started his career as a jazz musician (won Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition in 2008), and broadened his horizons to various artistic fields.
He has collaborated with CocoRosie, Anohni (Antony & the Johnsons), Robert Wilson, Marina Abramovic, and Willem Dafoe (The Life and death of Marina Abramovic).
He composed the scores of films which premiered in Venice Biennale, Cannes, Sundance, or Tribeca.
His first piano solo album will be released in 2023.

The Wild One soundtrack page

More info at: Official Web Site Tribeca Film Festival

More info at: Composer GaŽl Rakotondrabe Official Site