A SONG THAT SLAYS
Kenya, Italy, USA
TRT 90 min
Chesang, 13, asks the yomöt — the god of the wind — for help escaping marriage arranged to an old man. It sends her to find a secret flower that is full of poison, for her to use however she chooses. A Song That Slays is a tragedy based on the legend of a young girl who uses the mystery of nature to overcome the violence of man.
Writing & Direction by Mo Scarpelli
Produced by Alessandro Amato & Luigi Chimienti - dispàrte
Selected for Berlinale Talents Script Station (2022), Locarno Allliance 4 Development Forum (2022), When East Meets West CoProduction Forum (2022), LIM - Less Is More Film Development Workshop (2021), Thessaloniki Agora Film Meetings (2021), and Novos Cinemas #Lab (2020).
Awarded EWA Prize (development) at WEMW 2022.