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Shahram Mokri – Careless Crime #Venezia77

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An Iranian film about history and the cinema.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Shahram Mokri, director of the film Careless Crime.

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A conversation with director Shahram Mokri, who presented his latest film Careless Crime in the Orizzonti section of the 77th Venice International Film Festival. In this interview, Mokri says that his film is as much about a historical even and the concept of history repeating itself as much as it is about cinema. In fact, he also talks about how he plays in this film with the cinematic language, blending moments of realism with more surrealist moments.

Careless Crime: Forty years ago, during the uprising to overthrow the Shah’s regime in Iran, protestors set fire to movie theaters as a way of showing opposition to Western culture. Many cinemas were burned down. In one tragic case, a theater was set on fire with four hundred people inside, most of whom were burned alive. Forty years have passed and, in contemporary Iran, four individuals also decide to burn a cinema down. Their intended target is a theater showing a film about an unearthed, unexploded missile. Will past and present meet?

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Shahram Mokri
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Careless Crime
  • Festival section
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