Unlike past festivals, Iranian cinema didn't have much to say at the TIFF this year. The only movie screened from the country was "The Hunter", by not the most well-known director and screenplay writer, Rafi Pitts.
There wasn't much dialogue in the film. However, the nature landscape shots and the framing of the movie were quite beautiful and evoked feelings of nostalgia in me for the Caspian region. I mean, I loved the shots of greenery through the several window frames, the tunnel, and all the rest. The storyline, on the other hand, was poorly scripted and didn't have a clear path to follow - well, only in my humble opinion.
Didn't love nor hate the movie. Unfortunately, it wasn't my cup of tea. That's all.
Labels: Rafi Pitts, The Hunter, Toronto International Film Festival