A Light In The Fog
Parivash Nazariyeh, Massoud Heshmat, Behrouz Jalili / Fiction / Persian
The new Iranian Sokurov.
Due to the political situation in Iran, it has not yet been possible to transmit the print of the film A LIGHT IN THE FOG as planned to Edinburgh. Unfortunately we have therefore had to postpone both public screenings and the press screening. We are still hoping to receive the print in time to screen it during EIFF.
For the time being please note that the film IS available for PRESS and INDUSTRY/DELEGATES to view in the EIFF videotheque.
Our apologies for this unfortunate situation.
An hypnotically beautiful portrait of a widow and her ailing father, who live alone on a misty hillside and scrape a living by mending oil lamps and making charcoal. The film’s elegant compositions and quietly powerful performances slowly envelop us in the widow’s simple, poignant world. In its meditative rhythm and painterly long-take shooting, this exquisite debut recalls such masterpieces as Sohrab Sahless’ Still Life or Sokurov’s Mother and Son. An austere and mesmerising triumph.
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