ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER “GOOD TIME” SCORE WINS CANNES SOUNDTRACK AWARD 2017
Oneohtrix Point Never has taken home the prestigious Soundtrack Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his visceral original score for Good Time. Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and starring Robert Pattinson and Jennifer Jason Leigh, the hypnotic crime thriller follows Pattinson’s Connie in a twisted odyssey through the New York underworld in a desperate attempt to get his brother out of jail (watch trailer).
Oneohtrix Point Never beat the likes of Jonny Greenwood, Jed Kurzel and Ibrahim Maalouf to take home the prize. Previous winners include Cliff Martinez for The Neon Demon (2016), Lim Giong for The Assassin (2015) and Howard Shore for Map to the Stars (2014). http://cannessoundtrack.com/en
Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) and the Safdie brothers became close collaborators through a shared love of cult genre movies and music, and their level of collaboration here has a rare depth of symbiosis of picture and score. Mundane events become dramatic, montages become mini operas and Iggy Pop features on the poignant closer “The Pure And The Damned”. Good Time hits cinemas from August 11.
Original Song for the Film “The Pure And The Damned” Performed by Oneohtrix Point Never featuring Iggy Pop, Courtesy of Warp Records, Iggy Pop Appears Courtesy of Thousand Mile Inc.
Oneohtrix Point Never is currently collaborating with David Byrne on Byrne’s forthcoming solo album.