LANTOURI

director: 
Reza Dormishian
country: 
Iran
year: 
2016
category: 
film
legth: 
115'
section: 
INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
festival edition: 
2016
Lantouri is the name of a gang of young criminals in Tehran. Pasha, a member of the gang, meets Maryam, a social activist/journalist who has started a campaign, "No to Violence" as she tries to convince the families of the crime victims, to forgive the murderers of their dear ones. She rejects Pasha's love and he splashes acid on her face so that she loses her sight. Now, Maryam asks for “Qesas” (lex talionis) and requests “eye for eye” punishment according to the Islamic Punitive Laws.