imagofeminae X


weiblichkeit zwischen image & identität a free women's magazine

Winter 2015/2016  Nr. X


ISSN 2195-2000 Deutsche Nationalbibliothek          DVD  -  Print  -  Online

image: Maryam Palizban in a Still of the Film "Lantouri" by Reza Dormishian © 2016

66. Berlinale - PANORAMA


"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 have become wealthy through corruption and embezzlement of state funds. The film begins with the confessions of individual gang members. Sociologists, human rights activists and political hardliners also have their say. Their testimonials provide a disturbing atmospheric picture of a society in which young people’s frustration is erupting into naked aggression. This generation’s angry attitude to life already informed the editing of the director’s previous work ASABANI NISTAM! (Panorama 2014) – just as the camera recorded their restlessness and lust for life. In his new feature, Reza Dormishian once again adopts a radical standpoint to expose social injustices. At the same time, he tells a love story which is turned tragic by external circumstances. Gang member Pasha runs amok because Maryam, a socially committed, self-confident journalist, does not reciprocate his feelings. The badly injured young woman demands lex talionis – the law, applicable in Iran, of ‘an eye for an eye’." Source:: Pressrelease Berlinale 2016