A new black comedy from good deed entertainment and director Aik Karapetian, To yell, will be released in the United States theatrically in Los Angeles (with more cities to be confirmed) and on VOD in the United States and Canada on August 19.
Karapetian’s dark fairy tale To yell centered on Samuel (Kevin Janssens), who is far from home, looking for his father. Lost in the depths of Eastern Europe, on the edge of a mythical forest, a small road accident leads to the chance encounter of the daughter of a pig farmer, Kirke (Laura Silina). Sam soon learns that his priorities must change if he is to survive. His initial hospitality is a smokescreen to capture him and make him a forced laborer on the farm. Alone, unable to speak the language, and chained 24/7 with the pigs, he learns to adapt. Luckily, a seemingly magical piglet gains Sam’s trust and shows him the way to freedom and true love.
Karapetian is a graduate of the Latvian Academy of Culture and holds a master’s degree in film directing from the International Academy of Arts – ESEC (Paris). His first feature film, The people there, gained international acclaim after its premiere at the Karlovy Vary film festival in competition in 2012. After the success of the horror feature film The man in the orange jacket (Fantastic Fest 2014, BFI London Film Festival), Aik released the thriller first born (Sitges, Fantastic Fest, Paris International Film Festival 2017).
Aik has also directed two successful opera productions at the Latvian National Opera, The Barber of Sevillewhich received the award for best stage production of the season in 2011, and Faustwhich premiered in September 2016. His version of Bizet Carmen premiered at the Opéra National de Montpellier (France) in 2018, followed by Gounod Faust at the Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera (Norway) in 2019.
DARK COMEDY, Latvia, 2021, 85 minutes, In Latvian and English (with English subtitles)
Lumiere Music Hall – Los Angeles
VOD platforms include:
United States: Apple TV/iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, XFinity Cable, etc.
Canada: Apple TV/iTunes, Amazon, Google Play