France L’Étrange Festival to review Shahram Mokri films

September 5, 2018

TEHRAN – The 24th edition of the L’Étrange Festival, which opened at the Forum des images in Paris on Wednesday, plans to review two latest films by Iranian director Shahram Mokri.

“Fish & Cat”, which is about restaurant owners who lurk around a student assembly holding a kite competition near a lake during the winter solstice, will be screened on September 9 and 11.

In 2013, the movie won the special jury prize at the Venice International Film Festival in Italy.

The organizers also will review “Invasion”, which went on screen in the Panorama section of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival this year. Two screenings have been arranged for September 10 and 11.

The story of the film is set in a mysterious stadium covered by a strange fog, where a murder is committed. While a re-enactment is organized by the police, the murderer and his accomplices prepare another assassination. But little by little everyone seems caught in an infernal time loop.

Mokri is scheduled to attend all the screenings.

“Shahram Mokri is surely one of the most fascinating new directors to come out of Iran,” the organizers wrote.

The festival comes to an end on September 16.

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