Focus on Iran / UK premiere

Fish and Cat (Mahi va Gorbeh)

  • Shahram Mokri /
  • Iran /
  • 2013 /
  • 134 mins

Babak Karimi, Saeed Ebrahimifar, Abed Abest, Ainaz Azarhoush, Mona Ahmadi, Neda Jebraieli, Parinaz Tayeb, Samaneh Vafaiee / Fiction / Farsi

An original blend of suspense, horror, wry observation and meditation on time A real-life case of a restaurant that served human flesh serves as the gruesome starting point for this uniquely ambitious and mesmerising mixture of surrealism and naturalism. In a tour-de-force single take, the camera follows various people on the periphery of a lake in a remote wooded area of Iran, where a group of young people have come to take part in a kite-flying contest. Suspense builds as the visitors cross paths with menacing locals. [12A]

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