Ennio Morricone in the Spotlight at the 50th Fema

This year, Fema pays tribute to the composer of 500 soundtracks, whose themes are unforgettable and whose unique style is immediately identifiable: Ennio Morricone.

Throughout his life he made the great stylistic stretch between experimental and popular music, between his taste for dissonance and formal daring and piercing melodies.

Launched by his legendary and close collaboration with Sergio Leone, he worked with the greatest directors, including Pier Paolo Pasolini, to whom the festival is dedicating a complete retrospective, and Henri Verneuil (The Sicilian Clan, screened as part of the Festival’s tribute to Alain Delon).

Ennio Morricone will be the subject of a music lesson led by Stéphane Lerouge, in the company of the composer’s son, Marco Morricone, and the filmmaker Marco Tullio Giordana, Monday, July 4, at 2:00 pm.

The evening before, Sunday, July 3, at 8:15 pm, in the Grande Salle de La Coursive, there will be a preview screening, before its theatrical release (France) on Wednesday, July 6, of Ennio, the spectacular documentary, bountiful and not to be missed, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore on the life and work of the Italian maestro.