Director: Shahram Mokri
Starring: Babak Karimi, Saeed Ebrahimifar, Ainaz Azarhoush
Iran, 2013, 2 hours 14 minutes, subtitles
Told in one single stunning shot this gripping film succeeds in ‘unhinging’ time to create a strange, haunting feel to seemingly everyday events. A group of students gather by a remote lake for a camping trip and kite-flying festival. The only other people around are a seedy, possibly murderous, trio of cooks who run a scuzzy restaurant. The washed out colour scheme, the eerie sounds, the clever recurrence of certain events to create a disconcerting sense of déjà vu, all work to produce a sustained mood of disquiet. A truly extraordinary film that plays with our perception of time, space, and truth.
“something truly special” Andrew Robertson, Eye for Film
Winner Special Jury Award for Creativity Venice Film Festival 2013
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