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A Man of Integrity

A Man of Integrity
May 12, 2018 - 3:00 pm

"[Mohammad] Rasoulof’s fine screenplay resembles a classic tragedy as he examines what defines a human being in a society that has lost its moral center." - Variety

A Man of Integrity  (Iran, 2017)

Reza (Reza Akhlaghirad), a goldfish farmer, and his wife, Hadis (Soudabeh Beizaee), a teacher, struggle to get by, in part because of Reza’s principled refusal to participate in the local culture of kickbacks and bribes.  An outsider who relocated his family from Tehran, Reza becomes enmeshed in a violent battle of wills with thuggish officials in the pocket of an unnamed company.  Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes, writer-director Mohammad Rasoulof’s blistering depiction of corruption and injustice resonates well beyond the rural, small-town setting where its story unfolds.

DCP, color, in Persian with English subtitles, 117 min.  Producer: Mohammad Rasoulof.  Director: Mohammad Rasoulof.  Screenwriter: Mohammad Rasoulof.  Cinematographer: Ashkan Ashkani.  Editor: Mohammadreza Muini, Meysam Muini.  Music: Peyman Yazdanian.  Cast: Reza Akhlaghirad, Soudabeh Beizaee, Nasim Adabi, Misagh Zare, Zeinab Shabani.