Paat | TIFF

Paat

Paat (Iran)

Directed by:
Amir Toodehroosta
Cast:
Mostafa Sasani, Saed Soheili, Sonia Sanjari, Negar Hasanzade
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2014
Category:
Synopsis:

In the Islamic world, calling someone "dog" is the worst kind of insult, because dogs are unclean animals. Iran's religious leaders thunder that being friends with a dog is blind copying of vulgar Western culture. Getting a dog takes determination, connections, and a lot of cash. Many do decide to keep a dog, though it's illegal and a punishable offence. A dog wanders alone in Tehran, following people and their stories. A man who has a problem with his wife takes him in. When the wife tries to kill the man, the dog runs away, setting off for the big city...

Festivals
Tokyo 2013, Warsaw 2013, Sao Paolo 2013, Tbilisi 2013

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