Drum / Tabl

Director: Keywan Karimi

France / Iran 2016, 95 min.
Language: Farsi with English subtitles

27 April   21:45   Kino 1   –   28 April   20:00   Kino 2

One cold and rainy day, a man who walks with a limp delivers a package to a middle-aged lawyer who lives alone in a dreary apartment. In the following days, this object of mystery unleashes a series of murders and, in a certain way, discloses a world of outsiders and outcasts. The Iranian director Keywan Karimi (who was sentenced to one year in prison and 223 lashes for his documentary Writing on the City), uses a gloomy black and white vision in the vein of Bela Tarr to depict a world with no logic or hope. In a dreamlike atmosphere, where characters, streets and places have no name, Tehran is the only ‘character’ whose name is evoked all the time.

Cast: Amir Reza Naderi, Sara Gholizade, Akbar Zanjanian, Dariush Pirniakan
Producer: François d’Artemare / LES FILMS DE L’APRÈS-MIDI
Writer: Keywan Karimi (from the novel “Tabl” by Alimorad Fadaie Nia)
Cinematography: Amin Jaferi
Production Designer: Keywan Karimi
Editing: Keywan Karimi, Farahnaz Sharifi
Sound Designer: Bamdad Afshar

Festivals:
2016 — European Film Forum “SCANORAMA”
2016 — Napoli Film Festival
2016 — Slemani International Film Festival
2016 — Duhok 4th International Film Festival
2016 — Venice International Critics’ week

Awards:
Best photography 2016 — Slemani International Film festival