Gert Wilden

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Biography

Gert Wilden is best known for his scores to Taxi Lisboa by Wolf Gaudlitz, the Oscar award-winning shortfilm Quiero Ser by Florian Gallenberger and the extremely successful children`s film The Wild Soccer Bunch part 1. He also contributed a piano composition to Marc Rothemund's Oscar-nominated drama Sophie Scholl - The Final Days.

Wilden studied composition, piano and conducting at the Richard Strauß Conservatory in Munich. He worked with various renowned artists of the international jazz and rock scene, including Billy Cobham, John Lord, Brian Auger, Hermeto Pascoal, Claus Doldinger and many others. Gert Wilden composed and produced music for more than 100 fiction and documentary films - one of which is the documentary Scientists under Attack, which was nominated for the best original score at the American MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS. His most recent film scores include the music to the Klaus Härö directed European coproduction The Fencer and Karola Hattop's The Snow Queen, which was nominated twice for the Grimme Award 2015 as well as for the Austrian ROMY Award.

In January 2016, Gert Wilden received the Bavarian Film Award in the category "Best Film Score" for his work on the Oscar-shortlisted film The Fencer and for the score for Hannas schlafende Hunde (directed by Andreas Gruber).

Film

Ich werde nicht schweigen, 2016/17
Directed by Esther Gronenborn

Katharina Luther, 2016
Directed by Julia von Heinz

Schweigeminute, 2015
Directed by Thorsten M. Schmidt

The Fencer, 2015
Directed by Klaus Härö

Hannas schlafende Hunde, 2015
Directed by Andreas Gruber

The Snow Queen, 2014
Directed by Karola Hattop

Sieben Tage im September, 2014
Directed by Karsten Scheuren
Documentary

Meine Mütter, meine Männer, 2013
Directed by Karola Hattop
Romantic Comedy

Jüdisch für Anfänger, 2013
Directed by Stefanie Gromes
Documentary

George
, 2013

Directed by Joachim Lang

Herz aus Eis
, 2012

Directed by Martin Gies
Melodrama

Puppe, 2012
Directed by Sebastian Kutzli

Ein Lied für Solveig, 2012
Directed by Martin Gies
Melodrama

Good Bye Tibet, 2011
Directed by Maria von Blumenkron
Documentary

Russisch Roulette, 2011
Directed by Joseph Vilsmaier
 
Scientists under Attack, 2010
Directed by Bertram Verhaag
Nominated by MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS - Best Original Score
 
Schatten der Vergangenheit, 2010
Directed by Thomas Hezel
 
Memory Books, 2008
Directed by Christa Graf
 
Mein Gott Anna!, 2008
Directed by Stephan Meyer
 
Sophie Scholl- The Final Days, 2006
Directed by Marc Rothemund
Awards: Silver Bear Berlin International Film Festival
European Film Award
Bavarian Film Award
Nominations: Oscar, Berlinale
 
Schatten der Zeit, 2006
Directed by Florian Gallenberger

M.E.T.R.O., 2006
Directed by Karola Meeder
 
Unser Charly, 2003 - 2010, 9 - 16
Directed by: diverse
 
Die Wilden Kerle- Teil 1, 2003
Directed by Joachim Masannek
 
Die Verbrechen des Professors Capellari, 2003
Directed by Dirk Regel
 
Leo & Claire, 2002
Directed by Joseph Vilsmaier
Festivals: Montreal Film Festival
 
Entrusted, 2002
Directed by Giacomo Battiato
 
Quiero ser, 2000
Directed by Florian Gallenberger
Oscar (Best Short Film) 2001
Academy Student Award
Unicef-Award Bilbao 1999
 
Taxi Lisboa, 1996
Directed by Wolf Gaudlitz
Acquired by the MoMA - N.Y as one of very few film projects
Festivals: Munich Film Festival, European Festival Bruxelles

FILMSCORE

KATHARINA LUTHER

Director: Julia von Heinz
Music: Gert Wilden


On occasion of the Reformation Jubilee in 2017, Julia von Heinz directed a biopic on Katharina von Bora, wife of Martin Luther.

Born of a noble but poor family, Katharina was only three when she was sent away to school and eventually took vows to become a nun. In spring 1523, with the Reformation well under way, Katharina and some of her fellow nuns escaped from their Cistercian convent. Once they arrived in Wittenberg, she was taken in by the family of none other than Lucas Cranach the Elder and soon after became Martin Luther’s companion and equal partner and a self-assured, self-confident, liberated woman at the side of her husband, with whom she had six children.

The film was first broadcast on German TV (ARD) on February 22, 2017.

FILMSCORE

THE FENCER  

Director: Klaus Härö
Music: Gert Wilden


Klaus Härö’s Miekkailija (The Fencer), a European coproduction which is partly based on true life events of the Estonian sportsman and coach Endel Nelis (1925-1993), is set in the early 1950s and tells the story of a young fencer who arrives in a small Estonian coastal town after fleeing the communist secret police. He becomes a fencing teacher and trains his team to prepare for the all-Soviet schools Championships.

For the filmscore, composer Gert Wilden collaborated with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg.

Making Movies in Finland produced the film with Kickfilm in Germany and Allfilm in Estonia.
Theatrical release Germany: 17 December 2015

GOLDEN GLOBE Nominee 2016
OSCAR-Shortlist 2016 Foreign Language Film

Audience Award Arras Film Festival 2015
Estonian Film Award - Tallinn Black Nights FF
German Cinema Award for Peace 2015


FILMSCORE

SCHWEIGEMINUTE - A MINUTE'S SILENCE

Director: Thorsten M. Schmidt
Music: Gert Wilden


A Minute’s Silence (original title Die Schweigeminute) takes place in the German fishing town Hirtshafen, where the local high school holds a memorial in honour of Stella Petersen, the school’s young English teacher. For one of her students Stella was, however, more than just a teacher, she was his first love. From 18-year-old Christian’s point of view we re-live a magical summer affair between two young people, which ends abruptly and tragically. But through death the affair changed into immortality.

A Minute’s Silence, an adaptation of the best-selling novella by Siegfried Lenz, is a tender love story of a time, and yet speaks to any time: as a story about growing up and being a grown-up, a story that contrasts encounters charged with subtle erotic tension and shimmering romance with the experience of sudden loss and painful grief.

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