The Song of Scorpions

  • 119'
  • Switzerland
  • 2017

Nooran is a traditional medicine woman belonging to a singing community in Rajasthan. Their belief says that scorpion's deadly sting ignites a melody in the victim’s blood, and only a healing singer who can sing a counter-melody to the patient’s blood pulse can save the dying person. Aadam, a camel trader played by one of the most versatile of Indian actors, Irrfan Khan (The Lunchbox), falls desperately in love with the beautiful scorpion-singer Nooran, played by alluring Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani (About Elly).

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.

Director
Anup Singh
Countries of production
Switzerland, France, Singapore
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
119'
Medium
DCP
Language
Hindi
Producers
Saskia Vischer, Shahaf Peled, Michel Merkt
Production Company
saskia vischer productions
Sales
The Match Factory GmbH
Cinematography
Pietro Zuercher, Carlotta Holy-Steinemann
Editor
Marie-Pierre Frappier
Production Design
Rakesh Yadav
Sound Design
Christophe Giovannoni, François Musy, Renaud Musy, Gabriel Hafner
Music
Béatrice Thiriet, Madan Gopal Singh
Cast
Golshifteh Farahani, Irrfan Khan, Waheeda Rehman, Shashank Arora, Kritika Pande, Sara Arjun
Website
http://thesongofscorpionsfilm.com/