Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have composed the score for the French drama A Few Hours of Spring (Quelques heures de printemps). The film is directed by Stephane Brize and stars Vincent Lindon, Helene Vincent, Emmanuelle Seigner, Olivier Perrier and Sylvie Jobert. The movie follows a fortysomething man who has to go back and live with his mother, a situation that renews all the fury of their earlier relationship. Brize has also written the screenplay with Florence Vignon. Milena Poylo and Gilles Sacuto (Incendies) are producing the TS Production project. A Few Hours of Spring has just premiered at the Locarno Film Festival a couple of days ago and will also be shown at the Toronto Film Festival next month. The drama will be released in France on September 19, 2012. No word yet on a domestic distribution deal for the film.

Cave and Ellis have also scored John Hillcoat’s western Lawless, which is set to be released later this month, as well as the documentary West of Memphis, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and has been picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for a release later this year.

  1. Mark says:

    This score is actually reused from the one Cave and Ellis did for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Cowardly Robert Ford. It’s the exact same score. The filmmakers must have used the music as temp and then fallen in love with it. It does suit it perfectly.