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Iran's "Fish and Cat" named best film at Portuguese festival

Source: Tehran Times

The Iranian movie "Fish and Cat" won the Best Film Award at the 13th Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival in Portugal, organizers announced on Monday. Director Shahram Mokri received the award Monday during the closing ceremony of the event in Lisbon.

see trailer here

The Kazakh-German drama "Harmony Lessons" by Emir Baigazin won the festival's Special Jury Award and "Primaria" by Hugo Pedro from Portugal won the MEO Award for Best Short Film.

The movie had already received the Special Orizzonti Award for Innovative Content at the 70th Venice International Film Festival in September.

Fish & Cat by Shahram Mokri (Mahi Va Gorbeh)
Official Selection - In Competition
2013 - Iran

A group of students decides to camp on a desolate Caspian region which runs a competition of kite flying during the winter solstice. Not far from the camp, live Babak and Saeed, two grim cooks. Armed with sharp knives, they roam the forest in search of meat to serve the decrepit restaurant they run nearby. The second feature film by Shahram Mokri (premiered in Venice), “Fish & Cat” is inspired by the true story of a restaurant that served human flesh and its aesthetic proposal is a tour de force: a film shot in a single take (by the director of photography, Mahmoud Kalari), combining formal experimentation and suspense horror film with a sense of humor that is rare in Iranian cinema.

Cast: Babak Karimi, Saeed Ebrahimifar, Siavash Cheraghipoor
Screenplay: Shahram Mokri
Cinematography: Mahmoud Kalari
Production: Iran Novin
Technical data: digital; color; 134'

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