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Ilan Eshkeri composes score for new film

Ilan Eshkeri has composed the score for the upcoming film ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’,

Ilan Eshkeri has composed the score for the upcoming film ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’, which opens in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on April 28th. Based on the bestselling book of the same name by the award-winning author Rachel Joyce, who also wrote the screenplay, the film was directed by the BAFTA winner Hettie Macdonald (‘Howards End’, ‘Normal People’) and produced by Juliet Dowling, Kevin Loader and Marilyn Milgrom. The book was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, won the UK National Book Award for the New Writer of the Year and was the UK’s bestselling book from a new novelist in 2021. It has sold over 6 million copies worldwide.


Starring the Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent as Harold and Penelope Wilton as his wife Maureen, ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’ is an uplifting tale of self-discovery, redemption and learning to seize the moment. The film tells the story of a man who leaves his seaside town in Devon to deliver a message to an old friend. Harold Fry was never meant to be a hero. He’s an unremarkable man who has failed at all the important things: being a husband, a father and a friend. Now, well into his 60s, he is content to fade quietly into the background of life. But when Harold learns his friend Queenie is dying, he is moved to act. He leaves home, walking to the post box to send her a letter, until he realises a letter is not enough. In that moment Harold decides to keep walking, all the way to her hospice, some 500 miles away in Berwick-upon-Tweed: as long as he walks, Queenie must live. Surprising himself as much as his wife Maureen, Harold embarks on a walk of hope, determined to travel the length of England to save his friend.
The film is an Essential Cinema/Free Range Films production, financed by Ingenious Media and the BFI (awarding National Lottery funding) in association with Embankment Films. Produced by Juliet Dowling, Kevin Loader and Marilyn Milgrom, the script was developed with Film4 and the BFI. Executive Producers are Rachel Joyce and Paul Venables; Peter Touche of Ingenious Media, Lizzie Francke of the BFI, Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar of Embankment.