Fristad Malmö and FRIIS FRAME present Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi's film DRUM.
A middle-aged lawyer works and lives alone in a dreary apartment. One cold and rainy day, a dishevelled man breaks in and entrusts him with a small package. The following day, the lawyer's apartment is ransacked, and he must fight off threats to hand over the package. Neither his girlfriend nor his best friend can offer much help in solving the mystery. His best friend also happens to be a drug addict with a tendency to speak to an imaginary friend. The lawyer continues to be plagued with break-ins and unwelcome visitors, but he avoids attempts to corrupted. When his girlfriend is stabbed to death, the lawyer's thirst for revenge will lead him to the greediest man of all...
About the filmmaker Keywan Karimi
Karimi was born in 1985 and his film career explores extensive critical and political issues that plague his homeland and region. His short films, such as Broken Border (2012) and The Adventures of a Married Couple (2013) , have won awards at many international film festivals. Karimi was arrested and held in solitary confinement in December 2013 after his documentary Writing on the City (2015), which focused on graffiti on the walls of Tehran from the 1979 Islamic Revolution to the re-election of Mohamoud Ahmadinejad in 2009. In October 2015, he was sentenced to six years in prison and 223 whipping for having "violated Islamic holiness and propaganda against the system". In 2016, a few weeks before he was sentenced to prison, he released DRUM , his first feature film. DRUM premiered at the 73rd Venice Film Festival during Critics' Week.
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Director: Keywan Karimi
Length: 95 minutes
Genre: Film adaptation
Organizers: Malmö stads fristadsprogram in collaboration with Friis Frame
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