Careless Crime

Original title: Jenayat-e bi deghat
International title: Careless Crime
Type: Fiction, Drama

 

 

CAST
* Babak Karimi………………..Mohsen
* Razieh Mansouri……………Elham
* Abolfazl Kahani…………….Takbali
* Mohammad Sareban………Faraj
* Adel Yaraghi…………………Majid
* Mahmoud Behraznia……..Yadollah
* Behzad Dorani………………Fallah

CREW
Director…………………………….Shahram Mokri
Screenplay…………………………Nasim Ahmadpour & Shahram Mokri
Director of Photography………Alireza Barazandeh
Editing………………………………Shahram Mokri
Music………………………………..Ehsan Sedigh
Sound Designer………………….Parviz Abnar
Sound Recordist…………………Parviz Abnar
Production Designer…………..Amir Esbati
Make-Up Artist…………………..Ehsan Ronaci & Shiva Pakniat

Line Producer……………………Negar Eskandarfar
Producer…………………………..Negar Eskandarfar
Production Company………….Karnameh Institute of Arts and Culture

Shooting format: 4.5k Digital
Camera: Alexa L.F
Lenses: SIGNATURE PRIMES 35/50/85/100

Screening format: DCP 2D
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Ratio: 2.39:1 Anamorphic
Original version: Persian
Subtitled in: English
Running time: 134 min
Year: 2020

Logline:
On a very ordinary day, four ordinary people decide to set fire to a cinema packed with people.

Synopsis:
Forty years ago, during the uprising to overthrow the Shah’s regime in Iran, protestors set fire to movie theatres as a way of showing opposition to Western culture. Many cinemas were burned down. In one tragic case, a theatre was set on fire with four hundred people inside, most of whom were burned alive.
Forty years have passed and, in contemporary Iran, four individuals also decide to burn a cinema down. Their intended target is a theatre showing a film about an unearthed, unexploded missile. Will past and present meet?

   

Director’s statement:
A thoughtless criminal act attempts to recreate significant historical events. But this movie does not try to re-enact history; rather it’s about Cinema itself.

Festivals:
*- 77th Venice International Film Festival, Italy. September 02-12, 2020. ‘Orizzonti Competition’
*- 56th Chicago International Film Festival, USA. October 14-25, 2020. ‘Official selection Competition’
*- 58th VIENNALE, International Film Festival, Austria. October 22-November 01, 2020. ‘Main Program 2020’

*- 21st TOKYO FILMeX, international Film Festival, Japan. October 30-November 07, 2020. ‘Competition’ Section
*- 26th MED FILM FESTIVAL, Rome, Italy. November 04-13, 2020. ‘Official Competition’ Section
*- Sharjah Film Platform 3 (SFP3)/Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates. November 14-21, 2020.
*- 19th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF), Bangladesh. January 16-24, 2021. ‘Competition’ Section
*- Films from Iran in Washington D.C., Boston and Houston (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), USA. January-February 2021.
*- KYOTO FILMeX, Japan. January 22-February 04, 2021.
Screening Venues and dates:
– Kyoto Cinema / Movie Theaters, Kyoto Tours. January 22-28, 2021
– Demachiza – Movie theater in Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto city. January 22-February 04, 2021
– Kyoto Minami Kaikan. January 29-February 04, 2021.
– Kyoto Minami Kaikan Cinema arthouse cinemas in Kyoto.
*-18th Chennai International Film Festival, India. February 18-25, 2021. ‘Non Competitive Festival’
*- 11th Luxembourg City Film Festival, Luxembourg. March 04-14, 2021. ‘Competition’ Section
*- 45th Hong Kong International Film Festival. April 01-12, 2021. ‘Iranian Cinema Special Section’
*- MOOOV Film Festival ‘films facing the world’, Turnhout & Bruges, Belgium. April 20-May 03, 2021. ‘Panorama’ section
*- 22nd JEONJU International Film Festival, South Korea. April 29-May 08, 2021. ‘World Cinema’ Section
*- 40th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, USA. May 13-23, 2021. ‘Official Selection’ Section
*- 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands. June 02-06, 2021. ‘Cinema Regained’ Section
*- Visions of Iran, Iranian Film Festival, Cologne, Germany. June 10-20, 2021.
*- 10th Bildrausch–Filmfest, Basel, Switzerland. June 16-20, 2021.’Competition’ Section
*- 16th Geneva International Oriental Film Festival (FIFOG), Switzerland. June 21-27, 2021. ‘Competition’ Section
*- 24th Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico. September 17-26, 2021.
‘International Feature competition’ section
*- 10th Olhar de Cinema-Curitiba International Film Festival, Brazil. October 06-14, 2021. ‘New Views’ Competition section
*- 19th Doclisboa International Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal. October 21-31, 2021. ‘New Visions’ section

Awards:
*Winner of: *BISATO D’ORO* Award  – ‘Critica Indipendente’ at the 77th Venice IFF, for the *Best Original Screenplay* Nasim Ahmadpour & Shahram Mokri
*Winner of: *Silver Hugo* Jury Prize at the 56th Chicago International Film Festival, USA, 2020.
*Winner of: *Best Scriptwriter* Nasim Ahmadpour & Sharam Mokri at the 19th Dhaka IFF (DIFF), Bangladesh, 2021.
*Winner of: *‘Special Jury Mention* Award, at the 24th Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico.
« A bold exploration of the connections between fiction and our experience of the world, a passionate tribute to cinema as an expression of our time. »
*Winner of: *Best Film* Award, in ‘New Views’ section at the 10th Olhar de Cinema-Curitiba International Film Festival, Brazil.