"I belong to no one, not even myself." (From the film)
Reza Dormishian paints a brilliant allegoric montage of contemporary Iran.
Lantouri is the name of a gang that mugs people in broad daylight on the streets of Tehran, and breaks into homes in the city's rich northern district. The gang also kidnaps children from families who got rich through corruption and exploitation of state funds. The film begins with the confessions of individual members; later, sociologists and human-rights activists will have their say about the gang's actions. Their testimonials offer a disturbing view of a society in which young people's disappointment erupts into naked aggression. Reza Dormishian assembles a brilliant allegoric montage of contemporary Iran, with shifting perspectives and a great ensemble cast!
2016 BERLIN, FAJR, SHANGHAI, KARLOVY VARY, VANCOUVER, STOCKHOLM
Reza Dormishian was born in 1982 in Tehran, Iran. He studied English Language before getting involved in film journalism. Hatred (2012) was his short debut. His second film I'm not Angry! (2014) became a festival hit, and his latest feature Lantouri (2016) is expanding Dormishian's success.