The Pot and the Oak

Goldan va derakht-e baloot

Kiarash Anvari

Iranian filmmaker Kiarash Anvari’s own doubts and fears formed the inspiration for this taut, ironically stylised tragicomedy with a philosophical bent about a playwright in crisis. He is not only wrestling with the ending of a play based on his own slowly dying marriage to an theatre actress, but also with the results of a test he has undergone without his wife’s knowledge: he is infertile!
His injured pride and unreasonable outbursts are not helping any. With a fine sense of the absurd, the play and its author’s life become increasingly intertwined in The Pot and the Oak. Things come to a head when, as if all this wasn’t enough, an old flame of his wife’s turns up – a director who offers her a role. Driven by jealousy, the tormented writer resolves to ensure that the denouement goes according to his wishes.

Screenings

  • Pathé 6
    English subtitles
    Tue 31 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 3
    English subtitles
    Tue 31 Jan Buy
  • Kino 3
    English subtitles
    Wed 1 Feb Buy
  • Cinerama 6
    English subtitles
    Thu 2 Feb Buy
  • Cinerama 3
    English subtitles
    Fri 3 Feb Buy
  • Cinerama 5
    English subtitles
    Sat 4 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Kiarash Anvari
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Iran, Canada
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
72’
Language
Farsi
Producer
Kiarash Anvari, Majid Barzegar
Production Company
Sweet Delight Pictures
Sales
RAMONDAParis
Writer
Kiarash Anvari, Sadaf Foroughi
Cinematography
Sina Kermanizadeh
Editor
Emad Khodabakhsh
Sound Design
Arash Ghasemi
Cast
Mehran Nael, Sadaf Foroughi, Banipal Shoomoon, Mahvash Afsharpanah, Bahareh Riahi, Mahan Khorshidi