Commendation of the Ecumenical Jury, Mannheim-Heidelberg 2020


The Slaughterhouse
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The Slaughterhouse follows the fate of three men who cover up the traces of corpses they discover in the company meat freezer. Shot as a crime film with a stark visual palette, the film places an internal moral crisis at the heart of the narrative rather than representing a more straightforward external conflict with the authorities. The film asks us, how can we be human in inhumane circumstances and in that sense bears a universal message that echoes well beyond the borders of Iran. (Photo: © Irimage)