The Gala des artisans Québec Cinéma 2022 unveiled its winners on June 5, 2022, at the Cirque Éloize studios in Montréal. Fourteen #ComposersWhoScore SOCAN members were finalists in the Best Original Score and Best Original Score/Documentary categories.
Philippe Brault was nominated twice in the Best Original Score, and won for his work in the film Les Oiseaux ivres (Drunken Birds in its English version), directed by Ivan Grbovic.
During an interview with Words & Music a few days after receiving his award — his second Iris in four years — Brault was still visibly moved: “Being able to work on Les Oiseaux ivres was truly a gift for me, especially during the pandemic,” he said. “I remember that on the first viewing, each camera shot transported and inspired me and took me completely out of the isolation we were in at the time. The award meant a lot to me, because it tells me that I was able to create something from what resonated with me in the film, that also resonated with others. That’s a big part of why we do what we do, right?”
In the category Best Original Score/Documentary Film, the Iris went to Stéphane Lafleur and Christophe Lamarche-Ledoux, for their compositions in Archipel, by director Félix Dufour-Laperrière, a feature-length animated documentary. The film is an ambitious project that offers a poetic and political experience, in the heart of a version of Québec that’s both real and imaginary.
For the complete list of finalists and winners at the 2022 edition of the Gala Québec Cinéma, visit its official website. Congratulations to the three winners, and all the finalists in both categories!