Mankan Ha Ye Ghal’e Hassan Khan

Sam Kalantari
Iran, 31 min
International Premiere

Like a science-fiction film, He examines the surreal path of shop window dummies, from their design in a factory to a possible final use. Between the two lies a colourful Iranian society which seems to be sounded out, intermittently unveiling the repressed spectres of an erotic imagery. With the help of a simple and ingenious cinematographical system, Sam Kalantari successfully blends the strange with the real, reveal- ing, not without humour, the ‘Unheimli- chkeit’ emanating from day-to-day life: “One of the most successful devices for easily creating uncanny effects is to leave the reader in uncertainty whether a particular figure in the story is a human being or an automaton.” (Ernst Jentsch, cited by Sigmund Freud in The Uncanny). Following an almost silent pathway punctuated by different spheres linked to the prêt-à-porter, the destiny of banal objects is sketched out, seeming to measure humanity.

Emilie Bujès

Trailer

Duration
31 min
Year
2015
Country
Iran
Sections
Compétition Internationale Courts Métrages
Documentary and Experimental Film Center (Iran)
Premiere
International Premiere
Language
Farsi
Subtitle
English, French
Production
Leila Hosseini
Sales Contact
Leila Hosseiniint@defc.ir+982188511326

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