|New York festival to screen Iran’s “Cat and Fish”||
TEHRAN – The acclaimed Iranian psychodrama “Cat and Fish” will go on screen at the New Directors/New Films festival, which will be held in New York from March 19 to 30.
“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.
“Cat and Fish” has received accolades at several international events. The film won the best film and critics’ awards at the 13th !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival in February 2014.
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.
In addition, a jury from the Turkish Film Critics Association decided to grant the film a Special Jury Award.
Twenty seven films will go on screen during the event, which is organized by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
The film will go on screen on March 27 and 28 at MoMa Titus 1 and Walter Reade Theater respectively.
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