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IRAN | 107 minutes | 2018

A director blacklisted by the Iranian authorities finds himself at the heart of a bizarre criminal investigation: he’s suspected of being the psycho killer who’s currently in the news for beheading Iran’s auteur directors one by one. If Woody Allen had made Se7en and set it in Iran, the result might have been very much like this absurdist black comedy that dives headlong into the nation’s neuroses. Irreverent and darkly entertaining, it’s yet another fine example of the refreshingly original cinema coming out of Iran today.


Thursday October 4, 2018

Program #17
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Tuesday October 9, 2018

Program #153
Cinémathèque - Salle Principale

Mani Haghighi

Born in Tehran, Iran in 1969, he studied philosophy and works as an actor, screenwriter and director. His feature films Kargaran mashghool-e karand (Men at Work) and Paziraie Sadeh (Modest Reception) screened in the 2006 and 2012 Berlinale Forum respectively, the latter winning the 2012 NETPAC Prize at the Berlinale. Ejhdeha Vared Mishavad! (A Dragon Arrives!) was presented in the 2016 Berlinale Competition.

2001 To Stay 2003 Abadan 2006 Hamoon’s Fans; Documentary · Kargaran mashghool-e karand (Men at Work) 2008 Canaan 2012 Dariush Mehrjui: The Forty Year Report; Documentary · Paziraie sadeh (Modest Reception) 2016 Ejhdeha vared mishavad! (A Dragon Arrives!) · 50 kilo albaloo (50 Kilos of Sour Cherries) 2018 Khook (Pig)

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Mani Haghighi
  • Cast Hasan Majuni, Leila Hatami, Leili Rashidi

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