Fish & Cat. 2013. Iran. Directed by Shahram Mokri. With Babak Karimi, Shadi Karamroudi. DCP. In Persian; English subtitles. 134 min.
An opening title card references the shutdown of a cannibal restaurant in 1998. What follows is a creepy trip of no return—rendered in one uninterrupted shot by cinematographer Mahmoud Kalari. Trapping the characters and the audience in a single take with no chance to escape, the hallucinatory nightmare is sustained over more than two hours with a constant sense of déjà vu and menace. This tour de force of form and storytelling is one of the most daring experimentations from Iran in recent memory.
Sunday, September 30, 2018,5:00 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
Saturday, September 15, 2018,4:00 p.m.Discussion with Mahmoud KalariThe Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2