Scene from the film "The Locust"

The Locust

A film within a film, a comedy and a drama, a feature and a documentary combined. The second directorial effort from Kiarostami’s pupil Faeze Azizkhani is all of these and more besides. Two women – a director and a screenwriter – are putting together a film which is highly personal for both of them, albeit a process which arouses the animosity of their families and a society that favours men; the women’s creative endeavour is a scourge for everyone concerned. Every single word in the written screenplay is the subject of discussion, while the scene of the pre-shoot preparations becomes a battlefield of aggression blurring the boundary between reality and fiction. Yet it is this conflict that provides fertile ground for the director’s authentic female perspective.

Sunday 10th March 2024

Klara Biografen – 7 p.m.
Price: 100kr