Archive of films Invasion / Hojoom

Iran
2017, 102 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2018

Everyone is suspiciously pale. Humankind of the future is beset with epidemics. Part of the planet is shrouded in eternal darkness. The world is divided by impassable borders. This spectacular game played with the viewer brings together a dystopia, a sports-world crime drama, and a mysterious romance laced with vampirism – all in a single shot.


Synopsis

Everyone is suspiciously pale. Humankind of the future is beset with epidemics. Part of the planet is shrouded in eternal darkness. The world is divided by impassable borders. It’s not some second-rate dystopia but a spectacular game with the audience, with the narrative, with the genre. The picture connects the unconnectable as it unfolds a labyrinthine plotline in a single shot. For viewers drawn under its spell, the self-referential story is highly engaging for its knack of creating ever newer hypotheses. What was at first an innocently linear detective story playing out in a minimalist sci-fi setting expands in scope, and the reconstruction of a crime transforms into a tragic love story.

Vít Kořínek

About the director

Shahram Mokri (b. 1977, Marand, Iran). Selected filmography: Ashkan, the Charmed Ring and Other Stories (Ashkan, angoshtar-e motebarek va dastan-haye digar, 2008), Fish & Cat (Mahi va gorbeh, 2013), Invasion (Hojoom, 2017)

Contacts

Iranian Independents
P.O. Box 15875-4769, , Tehran
Iran
Tel: +98 912 319 8693
Fax: +98 912 3198693
E-mail: info@iranianindependents.com
www: www.iranianindependents.com

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Another View
   
Director: Shahram Mokri
Screenplay: Nasim Ahmadpour, Shahram Mokri
Dir. of Photography: Alireza Barazandeh
Music: Milad Movahedi
Art Director: Amir Esbati
Producer: Sepehr Seifi
Production: Iran Novin Film
Cast: Abed Abest, Babak Karimi, Elaheh Bakhshi, Behzad Dorani, Levon Haftvan
Sales: Iranian Independents

Guests

Shahram Mokri

Film Director

Amir Esbati

Art Director


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