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Angel of the Wind
Australia (MIFF 2008 , MIFF Premiere Film Fund)
Director: Tahir Cambis
“When filming wars, I noticed everybody had a sense of their roles as actors in a grand tragedy – imbuing moments that could be their last with spiritual dimensions. Here, the actor is a portal – to an eventual journey with each of us as actor in the human story.” – filmmaker Tahir Cambis
A groundbreaking ‘hybrid’ film, Angel poetically interweaves performance, Australian cinema and World War II air combat footage with a rich musical score.
Emmy Award winner Tahir Cambis (Exile in Sarajevo) follows actor-turned-producer Matt Crosby and a large Tokyo cast, who stage a spectacular Melbourne theatre production – a vaudevillian journey to the underworld of dead kamikaze pilots.
Expanding on Japanese spiritual concepts of flight, love and war, Angel of the Wind is a uniquely stylised, cinematic journey of our collective memories.
D Tahir Cambis P Matt Crosby, Tahir Cambis L English, Japanese w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2008/90mins