|“Cat and Fish” competing in Istanbul filmfest||
TEHRAN – The Iranian acclaimed psychodrama “Cat and Fish” is competing at the 13th !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival.
This film along with eight movies from other countries will be screened in at !f !nspired International Competition of the festival, which is currently underway in Turkey.
“Cat and Fish” tells the story of a group of students, who travel to a remote region to participate in a kite-flying event. Next to their camp by the lakeside, they find a restaurant with cooks that treat the students with suspicion. Bizarre events lead to a complicated situation, from which the students cannot escape.
Open to first and second-time directors from around the world and Turkey, the !f !nspired festival is designed to discover and award the emerging visions in cinema.
“The Selfish Giant” by Clio Barnard from the UK, “The Disobedient” by Mina Djukic from Serbia, “The Blue Wave” by Zeynep Dadak and Merve Kayan from Turkey, and “Manakamana” by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez from Nepal are among the competitors of the festival.
“Cat and Fish” has received accolades at several international events. It won the special jury prize at the 10th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in December 2013.
It also won the best film award at the 13th Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival in Portugal on November 18.
The 70th Venice International Film Festival honored the film with the Special Orizzonti Award for Innovative Content in September.
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