Acclaimed French musician Christine Ott, whose collaborations include Yann Tiersen, Radiohead, and Tindersticks, performs her unique soundtrack for Tabu for the first time in the UK at Leeds Town Hall. F.W. Murnau’s last silent film classic, the poetic and moving Tabu is the story of an impossible love on Bora-Bora island, between Matahi, a young pearl diver, and Reri, a young woman promised to the gods. Christine Ott’s soundtrack alternates modern classical piano pieces with avant-garde tracks on the mysterious and mesmerising Ondes martenot. ‘Ott’s piano becomes a waterfall, a river, an ocean...’ (Cahiers du Cinema)

LIFF 2017 is presenting other great film events with live music this year including:

The Ballad of Shirley Collins with Trembling Bells

British Sea Power at Leeds Town Hall: Music for Polish Animation Classics

The Lodger with organ accompaniment by Darius Battiwalla

Such is Life with piano accompaniment by Jonathan Best

Ticket offers: the 2017 Pass is incredible value or see 6 films for the price of 5 (available by phone or in person only) - details here.

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