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Iranian film-maker Mohammad Shirvani takes aim at weighty issues

23 April 2013 10:19 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Fat Shaker, a surreal film about an obese and oppressive father and his son, is a refection on wider frustrations and corruption

There is something about the way he breathes, about the way he carries the weight around his waist, and the way his lips hang from his face.

Levon Haftvan's physique is as heavy as his acting, and he is ideally cast in Mohammad Shirvani's latest feature, Fat Shaker (2012). The strange, frustrating, dreamlike story of the relationship between a father (Haftvan) and his deaf son (Hassan Rostami), unsettled by the entrance of a young woman (Maryam Palizban), defies expectations and exercises a daring liberty in the process. The film gained international attention when it won one of the Hivos Tiger awards at the Rotterdam film festival, and it became the first Iranian feature to be screened at the Sundance film festival.

Although the plot may sound recycled »

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