IFFA: Dark Matter
An actor and actress are brought together during a casting for a mainstream film. They don’t get the roles, so they decide to make their own film instead. This will be a movie which defies the censorship rules, a film in which anything goes, and its makers won’t be held back by anything or anyone. The pair become a threesome when they get hold of a cameraman and director named Ziya, and the enchanting adventure can now begin. A burglary (the movie has to be financed somehow) marks the start of not only the shoot, but also a joyride, a game and a celebration of friendship and film. Dark Matter is a latter-day nod to the French New Wave and likewise a highly contemporary piece that reminds us why films are both a joy to make and to watch. Directed by Karim Lakzadeh.
Screened at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2023.
Short Film COCOON (15m) to screen before feature.
Persian language, English subtitles.
Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior