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Fish & Cat

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Fish & Cat (Mahi Va Gorbeh)

Directed by Shahram Mokri

  • Iran 2013; 137 min
  • Original version: Farsi
  • Genre: Drama
    • Special Orizzonti Award for Innovative Content - Venice IFF
    • Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature Special Jury Prize - Dubai IFF
    • FIPRESCI Jury Prize, E-changer Prize - Fribourg IFF

  • From the director of YELLOW APPLES presented at Asian Project Market


A number of students have traveled to the Caspian region in order to participate in a kiteflying event during the winter solstice. Next to their camp is a small hut occupied by three cooks who work at a nearby restaurant. The cooks are looking for some meat to cook and there’s no one around other than the young students. The film is based on a true story about a restaurant that served minced human flesh for food and is shot in a single take.

Director's Statement

FISH & CAT is a film about time. It’s about how to make a perspective within time and, thereby, unhinge time. What fascinated me about making this film was the style of its execution: the insistence on a fictional narrative style within the bounds of single shot and the attempt to create fissures in time during that single shot. I chose to tell a true story in this film, a true story which, nevertheless, resembles a nightmare.



    Mohammad Atebbai