A Man of Integrity


The Main 1 Sat, Apr 21, 2018 4:40 PM
The Main 1 Fri, Apr 27, 2018 4:35 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Lerd
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Culture & Society
Iranian Interest
Release Year:2017
Runtime:117 min
Festivals & Awards:Un Certain Regard - Cannes Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Match Factory
Director:Mohammad Rasoulof
Producer:Mohammad Rasoulof
Cinematographer:Ashkan Ashkani
Screenwriter:Mohammad Rasoulof
Editor:Mohammadreza Muini
Meysam Muini
Composer:Peyman Yazdanian
Principal Cast:Reza Akhlaghirad
Soudabeh Beizaee
Nasim Adabi
Misagh Zare
Zeinab Shabani
Zhila Shahi
Filmography:Iron Island ('05)
The White Meadows ('09)
Goodbye ('11)
Manuscripts Don't Burn ('13)


The sixth feature from Mohammad Rasoulof is both a character study and a commentary on modern Iran. A brave and human drama, A Man of Integrity follows Reza (played with piercing depth by actor Reza Aklaghirad), a man whose life has been shaped by his refusal to ignore injustice, corruption and slights. After he is kicked out of a teachers’ college for speaking out, Reza heads to the countryside, hoping for a new beginning up north. Somewhat adrift, Reza is steadied by his wife Hadis, who does her best to keep his passion measured. But when an encounter with a local enforcer, Abbas, leads to yet another injustice—this time at the expense of Reza’s freedom—we as an audience are placed at a crossroads along with this man of integrity, all of us asking ourselves if justice can ever be found in a world where it is ignored?

Director Biography

Mohammad Rasoulof Mohammad Rasoulof was born in 1972 in Shiraz, Iran. He released his debut feature-film The Twilight in 2002, which won honors at Tehran’s Fajr Film Festival. To date, he has produced over dozen films, including the award-winning Goodbye (’11).



"An uncompromising drama from one of Iran's most outspoken directors." - Hollywood Reporter


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