The Happy Hour Talk series continues during the weekend with a focus on a French film composer who will share his experience and talk about his relation with directors he has worked with.

After Jean-Claude Petit in 2017, Laurent Perez del Mar is the second composer honored by the festival with one film competing for the COLCOA CINEMA Awards and a Happy Hour Talk panel.


Friday, April 27 – 
Truffaut Theater – 7:45 pm

North American Premiere of  MY SON, written and directed by Christian Carion



Saturday, April 28 – 
TRUFFAUT Theater – 4:20 pm

A one-hour conversation with Laurent Perez Del Mar, moderated by Emmy Award winning composer Alex Wurman (Amazon Series Patriot, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, March of the Penguins) (Free admission – no RSVP)

About Laurent Perez Del Mar:

French composer Laurent Perez Del Mar will meet the COLCOA audience on Saturday April 28, for a one-hour discussion about his career. Del Mar is critically acclaimed for his work on the score for the Academy Award nominated feature film THE RED TURTLE / La Tortue Rouge, which was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film. The Sony Pictures Classics film was produced by the world-renowned Studio Ghibli.

Del Mar won the prestigious International Films Critics Association in 2017 for Best Original Score for THE RED TURTLE. He also received a nomination for their Film Score of the Year, as well as an Annie Award, an International Cinephile Society Award and a Lumiere Award for THE RED TURTLE SCORE.
His recent works include scores for MY SON / Mon garcon written and directed by Christian Carion and MRS MILLS / Madame Mills, une voisine si parfaite written and directed by Sophie Marceau.

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