Fish & Cat

Showtimes

Film runs Thu, Mar 27 through Fri, Mar 28.

Fish & Cat
Shahram Mokri, 2013
Iran | Persian with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 134 minutes

North American premiere!

A bold experiment in perpetual motion with an enigmatic time-warp narrative, Fish & Cat plays out as one continuous shot, with the camera moving among a host of characters at a remote forest and a nearby lake. Gradually subverting a gruesome premise drawn from a real-life case of a backwoods restaurant that served human flesh, the film builds an atmosphere of tension as a menacing pair descend on a campsite where a group of college kids have gathered for a kite-flying festival. But as the camera doubles back and crisscrosses between characters in real time, subtle space-time paradoxes suggest that something bigger is going on. Brilliantly sustained, Fish & Cat is further evidence of a new generation of filmmakers emerging in Iran.

Series: New Directors/New Films 2014

Venue: FSLC/MoMA

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