Magazine article Screen International

Match Factory Picks Up Anup Singh's 'The Song of Scorpions'

Magazine article Screen International

Match Factory Picks Up Anup Singh's 'The Song of Scorpions'

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EXCLUSIVE: Rajasthan-set drama will receive its world premiere at the upcoming Locarno film festival.

The Match Factory has picked up international rights to Anup Singh’s third film, The Song Of Scorpions, which will receive its world premiere in a Piazza Grande screening at the upcoming Locarno film festival.

Starring Golshifteh Farahani and Irrfan Khan, the film follows a carefree, independent tribal woman who is learning the ancient art of healing from her grandmother, a revered scorpion-singer.

A camel trader in the Rajasthan desert hears her sing and falls in love, but before they get to know each other, she is poisoned by a treachery that sets her on a perilous journey to avenge herself and find her song.

Produced by Swiss production company Feather Light Films, founded by Saskia Vischer and Shahaf Peled, and Michel Merkt’s Monaco-based KNM, the Swiss-French-Singapore co-production also stars Waheeda Rehman, Shashank Arora and Tillotama Shome.

It was produced in association with Ciné Sud Promotion, Aurora Media Holdings and M! …

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