IFFA 2016, Feature Film

Lantouri

Director: Reza Dormishian    

Producer: Reza Dormishian

Cast: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Maryam Palizban, Baran Kosari, Mehdi Kooshki, Bahram Afshari

Scriptwriter: Reza Dormishian

Director of Photography: Ashkan Ashkani

Screening Time: 115 mins

Language: Farsi with English subtitles

Genre: Drama

Year: 2016

Format: Feature Colour / DCP

Print Source: Iranian Independents

 

Restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult

Reza Dormishian’s third feature film, Lantouri, takes the name of a street gang in Tehran that robs and kidnaps people in broad daylight. The film follows Pasha, leader of the gang, and Maryam, a journalist and social activist. As their relationship breaks up, the two test each other's ideals and ways of seeing society and its ‘victims’. This stylish social-realist drama explores the crimes committed and the frustrations of Iranian youth by way of interviews with activists, friends and hardline political commentators. Described in Variety as “stylistically inspired by Godardian jump cuts, Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run photo montages, and Kamran Shirdel”, it is also, at once, uniquely Dormishian.