The Locust (2022)

Sobre o filme

Hanieh is a broke forty year old woman on the verge of being thrown out from her apartment by her landlord. She has tried to make a film based on her own semi-autobiographical script for years, but she has no other choice than selling the script to one of her best friends who is capable of directing the film. Due to her love for the script and its details, Hanieh is not able to tolerate any indifferent and ignorant reactions during the pre-production stages, but she decides not to get involved in any conflict with the director, the cast and the crew. However, during the reading rehearsal, when others begin to judge her character as described in the script and name her a loser, Hanieh loses her temper and gets anxious. The investor calls off the project and Hanieh’s mother appears to force her to sell her deceased father’s house, which makes the situation even more complicated.

Presented at the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW).

Título original: Malakh

Ano: 2022

Classificação: 14

Duração: 79 min.

Gênero: Fiction

País: Iran, Germany

Tags: Irã, female directors, cinema, metalanguage, existential crisis, social pressure, international festivals

Cor: Cor

Direção: Faeze Azizkhani

Roteiro: Faeze Azizkhani

Fotografia: Alireza Barazandeh

Montagem: Hamidreza Barzegar, Majid Barzegar

Elenco: Hanieh Tavassoli, Pegah Ahangarani Farahani, Ali Mosaffa, Pedram Sharifi, Ramin Sadighi, Amaneh Agharezakashi

Produtor: Manijeh Hekmat, Mahshid Ahangarani Farahani

Produção: Bamdad Film

Música: Hesam-eddin Salehbeig

World Sales: IRIMAGE