A Man of Integrity/ Lerd
Director : Mohammad Rasoulof/Iran/117/Persian/2017
Reza (35), having distanced himself from the urban quagmire, leads a simple life along with his wife and sole son, somewhere in a remote village in Northern Iran. He spends his days working in his gold fish farm. Nearby, a private company with close links to the government and local authorities, has taken control of nearly every aspect of the regional life. Its shareholders, accumulating wealth, power and economic rents, have been pushing local farmers and small owners to dilapidated their belongings, farms and estates, to the benefit of the Company’s influential network and its monopoly. It is under their pressure that many villagers have them- selves become local rings of the larger network of corruption.
Director and Screenplay : Mohammad Rasoulof Producer : Mohammad Rasoulof DoP : Ashkan Ashkani Editor : Meysam Muini, Mohammadreza Muini Music : Peyman azdanian Cast : Reza Akhlaghi Rad, Soodabeh Beyzaee, Nasim Adabi
Awards/Festivals : Prize of Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival, New Horizons Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival,Chicago International Film Festival, Vienna International Film Festival