23 Mar All Her Dying Lovers soundtrack
I composed and produced the music for All Her Dying Lovers, a short-movie based on a tale that started out as a rumour from WWII in Czechoslovakia and ended up in the international tabloids in 2014.
The soundtrack features a Saxophone, beautifully played by Andreas Dormann who’s part of Babylon Berlin’s “Moka Efti Orchestra”.
The story in question involves a nurse, Nazis, seduction and syphilis, but no-one can agree on what really happened. The film re-investigates this urban legend through interviews with the town’s present day residents, which are used to create an animated portrait of the unknown woman at the heart of it all, who may or may not been a feminist heroine and who may or may not have existed.
Through the combination of animation and speculation, the film gives the story back its poetry, while also rooting it in the reality of the woman’s life, as we see her going about her daily activities: getting dressed, making dinner, mending clothes. This juxtaposition between the shocking nature of the events and the banal familiarity of the actions performed on screen play on tropes of femininity and the perceived roles of women, while allowing the audience space to make their own judgements.
All Her Dying Lovers is the animated sister film to Cernobila / Black&White, which further explores this story.
Directed by Anna Benner & Eluned Zoe Aiano
Producers: Linda Dĕdková, Anna Benner, Martin Hůlovec
Sound: Michał Krajczok
Music: Raphael Tschernuth
Official Selection of Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, of the 60th Krakow Film Festival and of the Linoleum International Animation Film Festival.