Writer/director: Mohammad Rasoulof
While under strict monitoring by Iran’s security forces, Kasra, an Iranian author, manages to secretly write down his memoirs, revealing details about his time in jail as a political prisoner and capturing the abuses of power and absurdities of life in his country. He’s preparing to publish the book and flee the country. But two agents have been sent to destroy the manuscript…and the man who wrote it. Inspired by true events, Mohammad Rasoulof’s Cannes-winning film is a work of deep commitment and, as an open attack on Iran’s police state, a dangerous one. It is also a personal film, Rasoulof’s response to the harassment and imprisonment he has experienced as a leading Iranian artist.