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Haghighi Perturbed by Endless Political Queries

From left to right: Ali Bagheri, Leili Rashidi, Ali Mosaffa, Mani Haghighi, Leila Hatami, Hassan Majouni  and Parinaz Izadyar pose during the photo call for ‘Pig’ in Berlin, February 21. (Photo: AFP)From left to right: Ali Bagheri, Leili Rashidi, Ali Mosaffa, Mani Haghighi, Leila Hatami, Hassan Majouni  and Parinaz Izadyar pose during the photo call for ‘Pig’ in Berlin, February 21. (Photo: AFP)

Mani Haghighi’s ‘Pig’ had its world premiere on February 21 at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale (February 15-25). The event was followed by a press conference in the presence of the director and film cast, where Haghighi was disconcerted at the reporters’ questions that dealt largely with issues unrelated to his film and focusing on the political atmosphere in Iran affecting his filmmaking.
“Every interview I do, it’s about ‘so what do reformers think of you?’, ‘What do the hardliners think about you?  ‘Have or have you not been censored?’, ‘How do you deal with censorship?’, fine! 

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