frank-ilfmanFrank Ilfman has signed on to score the upcoming drama The Etruscan Smile. The film is directed by Oded Binnun & Mihal Brezis (Aya) and stars Brian Cox, JJ Feild, Thora Birch and Rosanna Arquette. The movie follows an old Scotsman who travels from his home in the remote island of Vallasay, Scotland to San Francisco to seek treatment for a terminal illness and finds his precious days left alive transformed as he bonds with his American grandson. Michael McGowan (Saint Ralph, One Week), Michal Lali Kagan and Sarah Bellwood have written the screenplay based on the Spanish bestseller La Sonrisa Etrusca by Jose Luis Sampedro. Academy Award winner Arthur Cohn (The Chorus, Central Station, One Day in September) is producing the project. Ilfman will be recording his score with the London Metropolitan Orchestra orchestrated and conducted by Matthew Slater. The Etruscan Smile is set to be released in 2017.

Ilfman’s previous scoring credits include the thriller Big Bad Wolves and the family movie Abulele, for which he recently won the Jerry Goldsmith Award at MOSMA. The composer’s upcoming soundtrack releases include the documentary Killing Girls. His music performed by the Bavarian Studio Orchestra will be released by Quartet Records. He also scored the documentary Darknet – Deep Down The Dark Web. A soundtrack album for the film will be released by Lakeshore Records.