Art and Experience: Iranian director Reza Dormishian’s acclaimed drama “Lanturi” will be screened at the 16th Istanbul International Independent Film Festival, which will be held in the Turkish city from February 16 to 26.

The film tells the story of a gang member named Pasha who runs amok because Maryam, a socially committed, self-confident journalist, does not reciprocate his feelings. The badly injured young woman demands lex talionis – the law, applicable in Iran, of “an eye for an eye”.