Art and Experience: “Pig” by Iranian filmmaker Mani Haqiqi has won the Golden Amphora (Amphore D’or) at the 7th Fifigrot Film Festival, which took place in the French city of Toulouse last week, the organizers announced.

The film is about Hassan, a filmmaker who has not been able to make any films recently, but his popular starlet can’t wait any longer and wants to leave and work with another director. His wife no longer loves him. His daughter has grown up and feels independent. His elderly mother is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. A disturbingly beautiful woman tracks him everywhere he goes and wants him to give her a role in his films.

Worse yet, a murderer is killing directors of Iranian cinema in the city, but he has ignored Hassan. Now he is despondent: isn’t he the most important filmmaker of the city? Why then doesn’t the murderer care about him? The situation becomes more intolerable when Hassan is accused as the prime suspect for the murder cases on the social networks. Now he is forced to concoct a clever plan to rebuild his destroyed reputation.

The movie stars Hassan Majuni, Leila Hatami, Leili Rashidi, Parinaz Izadyar and Ali Baqeri.

The People’s Amphore at the Fifigrot Film Festival was presented to “The Invisibles” by Louis-Julien Petit from France, and the Amphorette was awarded to the short film “Petite Avarie” by Léo Hardt and Manon Alirol from France.

The festival ran from September 14 to 23.

Source: Tehran Times