PIG (Khook)

PIG (Khook)

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Original name: خوک

Info: Comedy-Crime-Drama, 108 min, 2018, Color, Iran

Director: Mani Haghighi

Writer: Mani Haghighi

Producer: Mani Haghighi

Cast: Hasan Majuni, Leila Hatami, Leili Rashidi, Ali Mosaffa, Parinaz Izadyar, Siamak Ansari

-Synopsis:

Hasan is full of rage. As a blacklisted director, he hasn’t been allowed to make a film in years. His favorite actress Shiva is impatient and wants to work with other directors. His wife Goli seems to have fallen out of love with him. His daughter Alma is all grown up and independent. His old loving mother is slowly losing her mind. He might consider casting his attractive stalker Annie if only he could make a film. To make matters worse, Hasan is upset that he is being inexplicably ignored by the serial killer who has been decapitating the country’s best filmmakers. All these frustrations come to a head when, through a series of bizarre misunderstandings, Hasan becomes the prime suspect in the murder case. Social media are abuzz with false accusations. Hasan must come up with an ingenious plan to restore his reputation…

-Director’s Bio:

Mani Haghighi, born in 1969 in Tehran, comes from an artistic family. His grandfather, Ebrahim Golsetan is an author and one of the pioneers of Iranian New Wave cinema. His mother is a known translator/writer and his father was one of finest cinematographers of Iran. His second feature film, Men at Work, is considered a notable contribution to Iranian cinema as well as world cinema. Comedy in its absurd form is the essence of most of Haghighi’s films. He is most known for Men at Work (2006), Modest Reception (2012), and A Dragon Arrives (2008). PIG is one of the few examples of comedies in Iranian cinema that has been received well at the international stage.

-Festivals & Awards:

Berlin International Film Festival – Official competition 2018

Seattle International Film Festival 2018 – Grand Jury Prize [Nominee]

Sydney Film Festival 2018

Melbourne Film Festival 2018

Brisbane International Film Festival 2018

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