Archive of films Invasion / Hojoom
2017, 102 min
Section: Another View
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.
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.
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)
About the film
|Screenplay:||Nasim Ahmadpour, Shahram Mokri|
|Dir. of Photography:||Alireza Barazandeh|
|Art Director:||Amir Esbati|
|Production:||Iran Novin Film|
|Cast:||Abed Abest, Babak Karimi, Elaheh Bakhshi, Behzad Dorani, Levon Haftvan|