A Man of Integrity

(Lerd) Features
Director: Mohammad Rasoulof 2017 117 Minutes Ages 15+
A Man of Integrity Mon 15 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 117mins New Farm Six Cinemas
A Man of Integrity Wed 17 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 07:00pm 117mins Reading Cinemas | Newmarket

Writer-director Mohammad Rasoulof has been increasingly critical of the Iranian system, which he describes as a profoundly sick structure, and his A Man of Integrity is scathing.

Reza, a former school teacher dismissed from his position, has retreated with his wife and their young son to a village in the north of Iran to farm goldfish. His wife works beside him on the farm but also continues working as the principal at a local school. It’s very clear why they have relocated to the country: Reza cannot compromise his principles in the face of corruption. But it becomes evident that even in this remote location, concessions are required for survival. The film is a beautifully made plea from a filmmaker as uncompromising as his main character.

Screening as part of ‘Iranian Cinema Now

Details

Year:2017
Classification:Ages 15+
Country:Iran
Language:Farsi, with English subtitles
Director:Mohammad Rasoulof
Producer:Mohammad Rasoulof
Cast:Reza Akhlaghirad, Souda Mohammad Rasoulof beh Beizaee, Nasim Adabi, Zeinab Shabani
Script:Mohammad Rasoulof
Program strand:Features
Rights:The Match Factory