THE SONG OF SCORPIONS
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THE SONG OF SCORPIONS

Directed by Anup Singh

Info

Director: Anup Singh
Section: Spotlight
Country: France, Switzerland, Singapore
Year: 2017
Language: Hindi
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Irrfan Khan, Waheeda Rehman, Shashank Arora, Kritika Pande
18+

Logline

THE SONG OF SCORPIONS

In the villages of the Thar Desert, the sting of a scorpion can be fatal. In fact, according to legend, only the song of a scorpion singer can counteract the poison. Nooran learns this art of healing from her grandmother, a renowned scorpion singer, and marries Aadam, a camel trader who admires Nooran for her voice. But soon after they are married, fate delivers a blow.

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Meet the director

THE SONG OF SCORPIONS

Anup Singh

Anup Singh was born in Tanzania in 1961. He studied at the University of Bombay and the Film and Television Institute of India. He grew up as a Sikh of Punjabi descent. The expulsion of the Sikh in India is one of the central themes of his work. His debut film, THE NAME OF THE RIVER (2002), was shown at more than 30 festivals around the world and won several prizes. The film that followed, QISSA: THE TALE OF A LONELY GHOST (2013), received 15 awards and was shown at the international film festivals in Toronto and Rotterdam. Singh also works for Indian television as well as for BBC2. He also writes film reviews, such as for the magazine Sight & Sound.

Credits

Screenplay: Anup Singh
Director of Photography: Pietro Zuercher, Carlotta Holy-Steinemann
Film Editor: Marie-Pierre Frappier
Composer: Béatrice Thiriet, Madan Gopal Singh
Production Designer: Rakesh Yadav
Costume Design: Divya Gambhir, Nidhi Gambhir, Kay Devanthey
Sound: Christophe Giovannoni, Renaud Musy, Gabriel Hafner, François Musy
Producer: Saskia Vischer, Shahaf Peled, Michel Merkt
Production Company: Feather Light Films, KNM
Co-Producer: Thierry Lenouvel, Rakesh Mehra
Co-Production Company: Ciné-Sud Promotion, Aurora Media, M!Capital
World Sales: The Match Factory