Dog Sweat (2011)

Shot clandestinely in Iran, and using the subversive urgency of cinéma vérité, the lives of six young people intertwine in present day Iran. Misunderstood by their families and repressed by conservative Islamic society, they act out their personal desires behind closed doors. A feminist finds herself in an affair with a married man; new lovers search for a place to be physically intimate; a gay man is faced with an arranged marriage; a female pop singer risks exposure; and a grief-stricken son lashes out at fundamentalists.

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Domestic Distributor: IndiePix Films
Awards:
  • Film Independent Spirit Award Nomination "Someone to Watch" - Hossein Keshavarz (2011)
  • Special Plaque of the President of the Italian Republic for the film which best emphasizes human and social values
Festivals:
  • Los Angeles International Film Festival, Narrative Competition (2010)
  • Austin Film Festival (2010)
  • Tokyo International Film Festival (2010)
  • Mar de Plata International Film Festival (2010)
  • Rome International Film Festival (2010)
  • Denver International Film Festival (2010)
  • San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (2011)