Iranian director’s Shahram Mokri’s cinematic production Fish and Cat has swept two top awards at the 2014 Istanbul’s !f !nspired International Film Competition.
Fish and Cat, as the only Asian cinematic representative at the festival, won the Best Film Award and the Best Critics Award of the event.
Mokri’s psychodrama contended for awards at the International Competition section of the festival along with eight other cinematic creations from different countries.
The 127-minute movie depicts the story of a group of university students who face different problems during their trip to the north of Iran.
Produced by Kanoon Iran Novin, Cat and Fish has been participated in several international events so far.
The movie won the Special Orizzonti Award for Innovative Content at the 70th edition of Venice International Film Festival.
Mokri is one of the most successful Iranian directors whose films have been screened in numerous national and international festivals. His Limit of Circle received the Bronze Ebensee Bear of Austria’s 36th Festival of Nations.
!f Inspired International Film Competition is designed to discover and award the emerging visions in cinema.
The 13th edition of the festival kicked off on February 13 and wrapped up during an award ceremony on February 23, 2014.