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3.5
201 Ratings

The Hunter

Shekarchi

Directed by Rafi Pitts
Iran, Germany, 2010
Drama

Synopsis

When his wife and daughter are killed during riots, a night watchman runs amok, killing two policemen. On the run from the police, he flees into the woods – where it’s hard to tell the hunters from the hunted.

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The Hunter Directed by Rafi Pitts

Critics reviews

It’s amazing how many reviews of Pitts’ fourth feature have been confidently — and, I think, inaccurately — calling it minimalist. With so much going on in terms of sound and image, and all that is conveyed about living in Iran today (including a view of Tehran in all its modernist, polluted disarray that captures the city I visited a decade ago better than any other film I’ve seen), what could they be thinking of?
March 01, 2011
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