The Song of Scorpions will open IFFSA 2018, North America’s largest South Asian film festival this Thursday May 10th. In its 7th year now, the festival has become an international icon and the voice of South Asian cinema in Canada. Writer/ director Anup Singh and Producer Shahaf Peled are attending the festival and will present the film. More details available at http://www.iffsatoronto.com/
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The Song of Scorpions wins the Torino Special Award at the Seeyousound Music & Film Festival, Turin, Italy, February 2018.
“Because it gives back to music sacred and spiritual values forgotten by contemporary culture.”
The festival, in its fourth edition, defines itself “In search of the image of the music which the cinema can offer in return and of how the first can or not be in sync with the other. A sound that can be seen, not just a soundtrack. Not only musicals, not only biopics, but a collection of – often indie – productions, which can make these themes well and truly tangible. It is a proposal born from the base, from the passion of professionals and cultists who have conceived and are now conducting this challenge, to bring to the attention of all how this cinema genre has influenced the popular tradition, and how its impact on a common feeling is far from dying out.”
“The original Music for the film is scored by Beatrice Thiriet, whose conjuring with tones delicately, relentlessly summons the phantoms of sensations & thoughts that only cinema can give residence to. The Songs are written & composed by Madan Gopal Singh, whose words & rhythms are reveries, ceaselessly celebrating clear-sighted revelations about our implacable mystery. The Songs are sung by Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy, whose breath & voice sensuously lifts us into the trance where the total freedom of the mind & body seems a veritable possibility.”
By Anup Singh, writer/ director.
The magic of music and its healing power truly come to life in this movie. Much gratitude to the SeeYouSound festival for this recognition. Bravo Anup Singh, for a powerful connection to this magic, and visionary guidance in the creative process of the music for this film!
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“The distinctive cinematic language of the director, certainly one of the most poetic and inspirational voices in world cinema, tenderly touches upon the strongest motives behind human behaviour: love, vengeance and enmity. This mesmerising, multilayered tale confronts us with the choices we make in life; to react, either with poison or with a song.”
The Song of Scorpions is invited to The International Film Festival of Rotterdam IFFR, in the Voices section. The screenings are Thursday 25, Friday 26 January, presented by writer/director Anup Singh ; and Monday 29 January, Saturday 3rd February 2018.
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