Awarded an Oscar for his score on 'The English Patient', Gabriel Yared has composed music for feature films, such as 'The Talented Mr Ripley', 'Sylvia', 'Betty Blue', and 'Autumn in New York', as well as documentaries, ballets and cartoons in his eventful career. This intimate film explores the inspiration behind the versatile composer's passion for music and his quest to learn more about his art. Offering many insights about the man and the artist, we see the different facets of his work as a tireless composer. Filmmaker Rani Khanna was given exclusive access into the delicate process of the creative and collaborative relationship between Yared and Anthony Minghella on the score of 'Cold Mountain', which went on to receive an Oscar nomination. This portrait evokes the extremely demanding principles that guide his art and life and reveals an extraordinary artist, one of the finest composers working in the film industry today. Extracts from Yared and Minghella's finest collaborations are included as well as scenes of Yared conducting a number of his compositions.