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Nightmare in ‘Fish & Cat’

Nightmare in ‘Fish & Cat’ Nightmare in ‘Fish & Cat’

Shahram Mokri’s ‘Fish & Cat’ was finally released by the ‘art and experience’ cinema group on October 5.

Director of Azadi Cinema, one of the five theaters to screen the experimental documentary films of the group, said the long drama was welcomed by the audience “as all the tickets on day one were booked in less than three hours,” MNA reported.

The story centers on a number of students who have traveled to the Caspian region in the north of Iran, to participate in a kite-flying event during the winter solstice, night of ‘Yalda.’ Next to their camp is a small hut occupied by three cooks who work at a nearby restaurant. The rest of the story is a nightmare.

In his second feature film, Mokri delivers a single-shot, two-hour-plus film which hardly boasts of any splash and splutter. It is a carefully organized piece of drama with interwoven (and sometimes repeated) conversation-driven scenes revealing many a background story of both the stalker and the stalked.

The movie is based on a true story which the director believes is similar to a ‘horror dream.’

Produced by Sepehr Seifi, ‘Fish & Cat’ has been presented globally more than 20 times. So far, the film has won eight international film festival awards held in different countries including Venice, Lisbon, Dubai, Istanbul, and Freiburg.