Pig (Khook) | Denver Film Society | Mani Haghighi | Iran

Pig

Khook

Mani Haghighi

FarsiEnglish SubtitlesIran2018107 min

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Overview

Who’s Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? becomes Who’s Killing the Great Directors of Iran? in this outré comedy about a filmmaker beset, in his view, by treachery. Blacklisted director Hasan hasn't been allowed make a film in years and is relegated to helming bug-spray commercials, where his auteur-ish sensibilities are vastly underappreciated. His muse and leading lady has betrayed him by working with a hated, inferior rival, and even his wife and daughter, once dutiful, are losing their patience with him. Worst of all, respected directors across the city are being decapitated, yet Hasan’s head is still firmly attached to his shoulders. As the tortured creative soul wrestles with the prospect of living the rest of his life in humiliating irrelevance, he suddenly becomes embroiled in the murder investigation—as a suspect. Writer/director Mani Haghighi even manages to insert himself, as a headless victim, into the midst of his surreal portrayal of a narcissist in a narcissistic age.

SUBTITLED (Foreign language with on-screen subtitles)

Producer: Mani Haghighi | Editor: Meysam Molaei | Cinematographer: Mahmoud Kalari | Screenwriter: Mani Haghighi
Cast: Hasan Majuni, Leila Hatami, Leili Rashidi

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