Fish and Cat

Shahram MokriIran – 2013

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.

Original Title Fish and Cat
German Title Fisch und Katze
French Title Poisson et chat
Other Titles Pesca e gato - Mahi va gorbeh
Directed by Shahram Mokri
Country Iran
Available Formats Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Shahram Mokri, Nasim Ahmadpoor
Film Editing Shahram Mokri
Soundtrack Christophe Rezai
Cinematography Mahmoud Kalari
Sound Parviz Abnar
Décors Amir Esbati
Production Kanoon Iran Novin, Sepher Seifi
Runtime 134 Min.
Language Farsi/d/f oder i
Babak Karimi Babak
Saeid Ebrahimifar Saeed
Siyavash Cheraghi Pour Vater-Père
Mohammad Berahmani Knabe-garçon
Mona Ahmadi Nadia
Ainaz Azarhoush Parvaneh
Nazanin Babaei Shirin
Shadi Karamroudi Maral
Abed Abest Parviz
Arnavaz Safari Asal
Milad Rahimi Shahrooz
Faraz Modiri Kambiz
Mohammad Reza Maleki Jamshid

Special Prize at Venice Filmfestival 2013 - Horizons Award

Filmfestival Lisboa - Best Film Award

Busan International Filmfestival

Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo

Fribourg International Film Festival 2014 - FIPRESCI award, Youth Jury Award

«Bravourös choreografiert und höchst verblüffend. Skulptur der Zeit, fürwahr.» Tages-Anzeiger, Pascal Blum

«Une extraordinaire expérience - à découvrir absolument!» La Liberté, Eric Steiner

«Ein verstörend intensives filmisches Vexierbild.» Frame

«Eine Offenbarung: Shahram Mokris verblüffender und entzückender zweiter Spielfilm.»
Senses of Cinema

«Ein kühnes Experiment.» Filmbulletin

«Als hätte Marcel Proust seine verlorenen Zeit visualisiert.» JoF

«So leise politisch wie kompromisslos cinematografisch.»
The New York Times

«Brilliantly sustained, Fish & Cat is further evidence of a new generation of filmmakers emerging in Iran.» Museum of Modern Art

«Cult outlets should take note! Alles ist nicht so, wie es erscheint in Shahram Mokris hochgradig originellen zweiten Spielfilm, gefilmt in einer langen, bravourösen Einstellung.»

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