Pig

Pig

Khook
2018
Comedy
Drama
Crime
109min.
Director:
Screenplay:
Mani Haghighi
Camera:
Mahmoud Kalari
Cast:
Hasan Majuni
Leila Hatami
Leili Rashidi
Parinaz Izadyar
Country of origin:
Iran
Language:
PER

Iranian film directors are being brutally slaughtered, one after another, by an unknown serial killer. Yet Hasan Kasmai, who, like Jafar Panahi and others, is on a blacklist of the Islamist government, remains unscathed. Why is he, one of the country’s finest film-makers, being ignored by the mysterious assassin? The ambitious, slightly hysterical, frustrated and failing Hasan decides to follow the bloody trail. His life turns into a delirious trip, replete with nonsense, hilarious jinks and errors. Mani Haghighi’s Pig is haywire, autobiographical account of a society living in constant fear, presented with a cynical grin. His feature is a brassy political allegory, a boorish zany comedy, and a crooked guitar solo in the dungeon of an authoritarian regime.

Distribution: Be2Can Distribution, www.be2can.eu

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