We talk to director Fin Manjoo about the best film festival to premiere Woodwind.
So, now that the film is nearly finished, where will it premiere?
There’s about half a dozen international film festivals that are the best and we will select two of these depending on the dates. Beyond that we will send Woodwind to other highly respected festivals so that audiences can experience it worldwide, before the normal cinema circuit.
What’s your ideal choice?
A festival that selects films based on true cultural value and the standard of the art presented. There are existent festivals that exhibit with these ideals, so I’m quite confident Woodwind will find its niche during the summer or autumn, depending on the hemisphere you’re living in.
Is Woodwind only for the arthouse when you consider that you mentioned cultural value?
Well, as usual I don’t like to pigeonhole. Woodwind is a pure art film in a sense that there’s nothing artificial forced into it. Every detail and choice made in the film is naturally supposed to be there, to truly represent what the subject is about. However it’s an art film for everybody to experience, anybody who’s able to think beyond the surface details and interpret meaning through their own feelings. In terms of the cultural value of art for people, this is a subject that Woodwind examines.
Watch the trailer and read about the storyline here