After the collapse of Earth’s ecosystem, Vesper, a 13-year-old girl struggling to survive with her paralyzed father, meets a woman with a secret who will force her to use her wits, strengths, and bio-hacking abilities to fight for the possibility of having a future.
The score for this futuristic sci-fi drama, is the work of composer Dan Levy who has created a haunting and at times complex work, which effectively enhances the storyline and punctuates its numerous twists and turns.
Being a story set in the future of the planet one would think that the composer might have realized a score that was total soundscape and had an atonal sound, but instead we are treated to strong and melodious thematic qualities that are fused with electronic sounds and synthetic backgrounds, all of which complement and combine seamlessly to create a soundtrack that is alluring and rewarding. The richness of the core themes is stunning and filled with a wonderment and an aura and style that compels one to listen and go deeper into the music. Both the movie and the score are I think very special, it is a breathtakingly beautiful movie both visually and aurally.
The performances from all the cast are flawless and totally believable, it is a sci-fi movie the likes of which we rarely encounter, it has to it emotion, and as well as being meaningful it also has an important message to us all about the future of Earth. Inventive and innovative this is a move you must see, an also a score that you should add to your collection asap.
The star of the show is Raffiella Chapman who plays the titular character Vesper a thirteen-year-old girl, who gives one of the best performances I have seen in a while. Eddie Marsden should be commended for his performance as Vespers rather sinister uncle and Richard Brake is marvellous as the young girls Father. If you prefer a thinking mans sci fi instead of the normal mundane Hollywood blast em kind of thing then Vesper is the film for you, and the soundtrack too will be something that you will return to many times after your initial listen. Available now on digital platforms.