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25th Annual FESTIVAL of FILMS From IRAN: Fish & Cat Film Screening and Reception at the Gene Siskel
02/08/2015 – 5:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Pasfarda hosts a reception at the 25th Annual 25th ANNUAL FESTIVALOF FILMS FROM IRAN at the GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER.
Following the screening of the Chicago premiere of FISH & CAT (MAHI VA GORBEH) 2013, Shahram Mokri, Iran, 134 min.
With Abed Abest, Mona Ahmadi
Shahram Mokri in PERSON!
February 8th, 2015 at 5:15-9:15PM
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60601
Stay after the film for a Q&A; with Shahram Mokri (the director) followed by a light reception in the Gene Siskel’s gallery. More details and tickets: https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/fishandcat
“A tour de force…as quietly political as it is brazenly cinematic.” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
An innovative thriller with a bold theme of unholy appetites, FISH & CAT builds a creeping sense of dread when a college camp-out weekend feeds the darker instincts of the keepers of a rural roadhouse.
In an audacious feature debut, director Mokri defies expectations surrounding the form and content of Iranian cinema with this Mobius strip of a narrative shot entirely in one take (by Mahmud Kalari, cinematographer of A SEPARATION).
Humor, happenstance and horror mix uneasily as a slow-burning plot doubles back on itself with confounding glee. Winner of the Horizons Award at the 2013 Venice Film Festival. In Persian with English subtitles. DCP digital.
(Barbara Scharres | Director of Programming at the Gene Siskel)