PIG / Khook

When an infamous serial killer sets off to kill the best Iranian filmmakers around, a blacklisted director is devastated to realize that the killer is not after him.

Set in a Tehran you have never seen before, the film is an unexpected and joyous journey into a world of bizarre masquerade balls, grotesque film sets and heavy metal labyrinths of the Iranian intelligence service, sewn carefully together with absurdist black comedy.

Director: Mani Haghighi

Premiere: Berlinale

Iran, 2018, 109’, Farsi, Turkish, EN + CZ subtitles


Tuesday 15. 1.         20:00 – Lucerna (+ Opening Ceremony)   BUY TICKET

Friday 18. 1.            20:00 – Lucerna    BUY TICKET

Wednesday 23. 1.   20:30 – Scala Cinema (Brno)    BUY TICKET 

Thursday 24. 1.       20:30 – Kino Lumière – K1 (Bratislava)


Saturday 26. 1.       18:00 – Film Europe Cinema  (Bratislava) BUY TICKET



Born in 1969, Mani Haghighi studied Philosophy before making his first feature, Abadan, in 2003. His second feature, Men at Work, premiered at the 2006 Berlinale and his fourth feature, Modest Reception, won the NETPAC Prize at the 2012 Berlinale. A Dragon Arrives! premiered in the main official competition of Berlinale followed by his latest critical success, Pig, in the same section in 2018.

Pig is the very first Iranian black comedy to receive a large international attention as well as a hot controversy in Iran for its ironic portrait of Iranian artists presented in such a provocative manner.