A thematic combination of his two last works A Dragon Arrives! (2016) and 50 Kilos of Sour Cherries (2016), Mani Haghighi‘s latest film follows the “tragic-comedy” structure employing intellectual characteristics of the former and the popular storytelling method of the later. Comparatively, Pig (Khook) is an anomaly in terms of the Iranian cinema output we find at international festivals with its whodunit tale featuring a blacklisted filmmaker (Hasan Majuni) who takes inventory of a killing spree involving his filmmaker contemporaries and then needs to map his own diabolical plan to restore his reputation as he figures out if he is next.
A socially relevant (seventh feature) film that is in constant flux, Pig takes a jab at the irresponsibility found in journalism, the toxicity levels found in social media and the fetishization of celeb culture. We are very thrilled to present this unique voice from Iranian cinema at the closing ceremony of Phoenix Comedy Festival. This ceremony will be held at Agha Khan Museum on June 10th, 2018 at 21:30 PM. The ceremony includes live music performance by Dayere group and Award presenting ceremony
Date: June 10, 2018
Location: Aga Khan Museum