Mani Haghighi’s latest is a riotous Iranian film industry satire about a serial killer beheading famous filmmakers and a director who’s outraged he hasn’t been targeted!
Hasan is a blacklisted film director with a chip on his shoulder and a curious dilemma: all of his Iranian contemporaries are being picked off by a murderer, who’s beheading them and carving the word "pig" onto their decapitated skulls – so why isn’t Hasan on the list?
Irreverent Iranian director Mani Haghighi (A Dragon Arrives!; Modest Reception) works his meta-comedy magic in this hilariously weird look at the narcissism of bitter, self-anointed creative geniuses, while generously poking fun at social media, public relations, and Iran’s filmmaker blacklisting in the process.
Persian & Turkish Language with English subtitles
please note: this film contains strobe lighting effects
Screened at the 68th Berlinale (Berlin Int’l Film Festival 2018) – Official Competition
Screened at the Seattle int’l Film Festival 2018
"This blizzard of oddity marks Haghighi out as the joker in the Iranian auteur pack, and every gang needs a wildcard." – Variety