The Wounded Angel to premiere online on Festival Scope
- The newly launched platform presents Emir Baigazin’s follow-up to Silver Bear winner Harmony Lessons to international audiences
Following its world premiere in the Panorama section of the 66th Berlin Film Festival, The Wounded Angel [+see also:
film profile], the new film by Emir Baigazin premieres on Festival Scope, the online platform offering festivals on demand for film lovers worldwide.
The much awaited film is the second opus by Baigazin, following Harmony Lessons [+see also:
film profile] (Silver Bear at the 2013 Berlinale). The film depicts four Kazak teenagers growing up during the collapse of the Soviet Union, in a painful transition of emotional and economical depression.
The film will be presented as part of the Capricci Collection, a selection of contemporary arthouse films available internationally. The independent film label Capricci acts as a production company, a distributor and a publisher. Some of the titles include Aleksei German's masterpiece Hard to Be a God, João Viana’s Berlinale Forumentry The Battle of Tabatô [+see also:
film profile], Jean-Charles Hue’s Cannes Directors' Fortnight entry Eat Your Bones [+see also:
film profile] and Locarno's Golden Leopard winner Winter Vacation. The Capricci Collection will remain available throughout the year. Each film will be individually priced 2€ (4€ for The Wounded Angel) and a Collection Pass will be made available to those interested in watching several films. Some films may be restricted in certain countries. This event is the first collection on the recently launched Festival Scope, following partnerships with the film festivals in Venice, Rotterdam, and Distrital in Mexico.
Alessandro Raja, founder and CEO of Festival Scope, said: “We like to experiment with new ways for films to find visibility at an international level. We believe there is an audience curious to discover films from festivals around the world, and our platform works to reach this audience in an innovative way. We are thrilled to present Emir’s new film as we believe he is one of the most talented young filmmakers.”