Asian New Force Category Finalist Showcase


Ario Motevaghe (Iran)

Col/ 7'26"/ In Persian with English subtitles

The Moniri and Kheradmand families are in the park for a picnic. After finishing their meal, it is revealed that they are here for something else.

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Finalist Showcase: 12/3 (Fri) | 7:30pm | Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre | DCP | 186' | HK$ 80/64*

Artist’s Statement

Humans love watching, especially when they come across a spectacular scene.

Throughout history and until today, in many parts of the world, countless people find watching violence in the shadow of the law or their beliefs entertaining. It is so essential that they even encourage their children to do so. Weekend represents a part of the Iranian society that believes observing certain forms of violence is necessary for them and their children.