The Pot and the Oak

The Pot and the Oak

Kiarash Anvari • 2017 • Iran

Kiarash Anvari's tragicomic debut deconstructs a crisis of masculinity in modern-day Iran.

Borzoo lives in Iran. He has a semi-successful career as a playwright and a rapidly deteriorating relationship with his wife, who is a theater actress. Unbeknownst to her Borzoo has recently taken a medical test and discovered that he is incapable of having children. His pride injured, Borzoo careens into self-destructive behavior and irrational outbursts which further estrange his wife. When she is offered a new acting role by a director and ex-flame, Borzoo manipulates the story's conclusion to his own liking.

The Pot and the Oak premiered at Rotterdam, Jerusalem and Febiofest Prague.

The Pot and the Oak

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  • The Pot and The Oak

    Kiarash Anvari • 2017 • Iran

    Kiarash Anvari's tragicomic debut deconstructs a crisis of masculinity in modern-day Iran.