“Bomb, A Love Story” nominated for APSA Best Original Score Award
Art and Experience: The music for Iranian actor-director Peyman Maadi’s “Bomb, a Love Story” by the celebrated Greek composer Eléni Karaïndrou was nominated for Best Original Score Award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the organizers announced on Wednesday.
Maadi, an APSA Academy member, is also the writer of the screenplay for the film, whose story is set in 1988 at the height of the Iran-Iraq War as Tehran is bombed relentlessly. The days that pass are full of foreboding, and yet love, affection, hope and life itself manage to sweep away the fear of death from those surrounded by it.
Karaïndrou, who has been hailed by Time magazine as “Greece’s most eloquent living composer”, will contend for the Best Original Score Award with Harry Gregson-Williams for “Breath” from Australia, Hildur Guðnadóttir and Jóhann Jóhannsson for “Mary Magdalene” from Australia and the United Kingdom, Ryan Cayabyab for “The Portrait” from the Philippines and Omar Fadel for “Yomeddine” from Egypt.
Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto will preside over the APSA Music on the International Film Jury.
The Iranian House of Cinema has also submitted two feature films, “Astigmatism” and “Orduckly”, (“Ordakli”), and two documentary films, “Iran’s Lady Qods” and “Finding Farideh”, to the APSA.
The APSA is scheduled to announce the nominees in the feature narrative competition during an exclusive event at the Brisbane City Hall on October 17, and winners will be awarded on November 29.