Careless Crime Jenayat-e bi deghat
Livestream Filmmaker Q&A:
With director Shahram Mokri
A group of four men in modern-day Iran plot to burn down a movie theater, an act that replicates a historical tragedy that occurred 40 years prior, as society was teetering on revolution. The cinema in their crosshairs is premiering a film about an unexploded missile—a crowd gathers outside the theater in anticipation. Past and present, fact and fiction merge as the world begins to bend toward surreality. Featuring accomplished performances from a stellar ensemble cast and deftly juggling seemingly disparate narrative threads, Careless Crime pieces together a bracing reflection on cinema and its significance in Iranian life.
“Time doesn’t just shift in Shahram Mokri’s Iranian drama about a fire at a cinema that killed 478, it also folds like origami and pirouettes, the past and present so close as they dance they can feel each other’s breath.”
-Eye for Film UK