On 19 February, leading British and BAFTA Award-winning composer Nainita Desai will screen the documentary Untamed Romania at the Dovzhenko Centre. Following the viewing Desai, who wrote the musical score for the film, will then lead a Q&A session with the audience.
This Mentor Evening is part of the Envision Sound educational programme for cinema composers organised by the British Council in Ukraine and the Dovzhenko National Centre and partnered by Docudays UA.
The documentary will be shown in English with Ukrainian subtitles.
Post-Screening commentary will be conducted in English with live interpretation in Ukrainian.
2018, United Kingdom-Romania, directed by Tom Barton-Humphreys
This film is a unique production that reveals the beauty of Romania as it is, raw, magical but fragile at the same time. In the heart of Europe, there is a fabulous wildlife, rich in biodiversity, home to numerous wild animals. The endless mountain peaks and river streams, ancient forests, all provide home to various creatures. Their lives are dictated by the seasons of these lands of beauty. It's a never ending battle for survival and Untamed Romania will tell their stories. Who will survive the trials of life in this ever changing environment? "Some things must remain as they are" is the message this documentary wants to promote
The film saw its world premiere on 18 March 2018 at the DCE Film Festival on environmental issues in Washington D.C., and made its European debut at a BAFTA gala on 12 April. Watch the trailer here.
Composer Nainita Desai is the winner of the BAFTA BREAKTHROUGH BRIT 2016-2017 Award. Her work includes music and soundtracks for an impressive catalogue of television series and films for leading broadcasters like the BBC, HBO, ITV, C4 and others. Recently, Nainita has won the Music + Sound Award for the best original feature film score, was nominated for the Women in Sync Awards 2016 prize, the RTS Craft Award 2014 for Best Music, and for an RTS Scotland 2014 award.
Nainita is also known for her compositions for dramatic series, including her score for the BBC’s Emmy Award-winning Maxwell, and the true event drama from ITV - To Kidnap A Princess. Her most recent projects include The Confessions of Thomas Quick (BFI / Film4), the BAFTA 2018 nominees Rape: My Story and Catching A Killer (C4), the gripping Extraordinary Rituals, and theme music for the BBC's prestigious "Royal Wedding: Megan and Harry".