Right now, one of the movies streaming in competition at the Cannes Film Festival is In The Fade, the latest effort from the German writer/director Fatih Akin. The movie stars Diane Kruger, and as a woman who gets revenge against a neo-Nazi group after they murder her husband and son. And as Pitchfork points out, it’s got a score from Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, whose music, according to Akin, helped inspire the movie. Here’s what Akin tells Variety about Homme’s score:
When I was writing this, I was listening to a lot of music by Queens Of The Stone Age. I had the feeling that this could be the music that the character was listening to, It has a self-destructive attitude and somehow the film is about self-destruction. I sent him a very early version of the film. He immediately called back saying he loved it and was blown away and that he would like to put his hands on it. We phoned maybe four or five times, sent 10 emails back and forth and then I had the music. It was a very uncomplicated, fast and very clean process of working.
And here’s a trailer for the movie, which looks fucking intense:
Meanwhile, Homme says that he’s “ready to pounce” with the next QOTSA album.