A number of college students have traveled to the Caspian region in order to participate in a kite-flying event during the Winter solstice. Next to their camp is a small hut occupied by three cooks who work at a nearby restaurant. The cooks are looking for some meat to cook and there’s no one around other than the young students. The film is based on a true story about a restaurant that served minced human flesh for food and is shot in a single take.
Fish and Cat is a film about time. It is about how to make a perspective within time, and thereby, unhinging time. What fascinated me about making this film was the style of its execution: the insistence on a fictional narrative style within the bounds of single shot and the attempt to create fissures in time during that single shot. I chose to tell a true story in this film, a true story which nevertheless, resembles a nightmare.
13th Lisbon International Film Festival – Best Film award
13th If Istanbul Independent Film Festival – Best Film Award
Dubai International Film Festival 2013 – Muhr Asia-Africa Special Jury Prize
Fribourg International Film Festival 2014 – FIPRESCI Prize and Youth Jury Award
Venice Film Festival 2013 – Venice Horizons Award – Special Prize
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