'Amulet' Released in UK Cinemas
“Garai teases the story slowly, sprinkling in sharp, resonant details amid wails from a banshee chorus (courtesy of the composer Sarah Angliss)” The New York Times
Romola Garai’s directorial debut ‘Amulet’, with original music by Air-Edel composer Sarah Angliss is released in UK cinemas today, 28th January.
“An ex-soldier, living homeless in London, is offered a place to stay at a decaying house inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother. As he starts to fall for her, he cannot ignore his suspicion that something sinister is going on.”
“We would just come in and play with different motifs and they would be in conversation with the sound design, and because a lot of her own work as a composer involves elements of sound design, that line wasn’t very clear to us. The one thing I said to her was that I really wanted to get a sense of the house being alive [with] the bells and the clocks and the telephones being swept up into the score.
I also really wanted to have some female voice [in there] – to record singers and to have choirs, but it’s difficult on a low budget. [Sarah] was amazing. She found incredible vocalists – a young girl and an older woman – and we have really beautiful female voices singing, which is something you don’t necessarily always hear in film because it’s often scored instrumental work. That’s something that I’m really proud of.” – Romalo Garai, Sundance Interview 2020.