Directed by Abbas Amini and produced by Javad Norouzbeigi, the movie is a narrative of some contemporary social issues.
In the movie, Amir is an idle and unemployed ex-convict who becomes involved in the cover-up of a terrible crime at the local abattoir.
His involvement comes at his father’s request, but what begins as a favor for his family spins out of control.
In a tradition of social critique, Amini takes aim at the ruthless economic and societal forces in current Iran.
“It’s been a few months that Amir has been deported from France. For the sake of his father, Amir is engaged in a shocking crime,” a synopsis for the movie reads.
The script for the 125-minute film has been co-written by Amini and Hossein Farrokhzadeh.
Hassan Pour-Shirazi, Baran Kosari, Mani Haqiqi, and Amir-Hossein Fathi are the most notable on the cast list of the movie.
‘The Slaughterhouse’ went on screen at a number of national and global events, including the Fajr Film Festival in Iran, the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg in Germany, the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival in China, and the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, where it won the Kim Jiseok award.
Inaugurated in 2011, the Persian Film Festival emphasizes the richness of Iranian cinema and Persian-speaking filmmakers around the world.
The Persian-speaking films from directors around the world compete in three categories of Feature Films, Short Films, and Documentaries.
The 2020 edition of the Persian Film Festival is slated for December 3-6.