Iranian Film Fest: A Man of Integrity (Lerd)

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Showings

The Main 3 Fri, Aug 19 9:20 PM
The Main 3 Sat, Aug 20 4:00 PM
Film Info
Original Title:Lerd
Program:MSP Iranian Film Festival
Release Year:2017
Runtime:113 min
Country/Region:Iran
Language:Persian
English
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eKp7J04omE
Tags:Drama
Social Issues
Crime
Thriller
Cast/Crew
Director:Mohammad Rasoulof
Producer:Mohammad Rasoulof
Cinematographer:Ashkan Ashkani
Screenwriter:Mohammad Rasoulof
Editor:Mohammadreza Muini
Meysam Muini
Principal Cast:Reza Akhlaghirad
Soudabeh Beizaee
Nasim Adabi

Description

SCREENING AUGUST 19 & 20

About the Film

Reza, having distanced himself from the urban quagmire, leads a simple life along with his wife and young son, somewhere in a remote village in Northern Iran. He spends his days working on his goldfish farm. Nearby, a private company with close links to the government and local authorities, has taken control of nearly every aspect of regional life. Its shareholders, accumulating wealth, power and economic influence, have been pushing local farmers and small owners to sell off 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 themselves become local links in the larger network of corruption.

Iran’s Mohammad Rasoulof has been making scathing social commentary of the Iranian regime for over a decade, winning numerous prizes at such top world film festivals as Cannes and Berlin. A Man of Integrity reveals the corruption and state cronyism at the heart of one of the most powerful and influential regimes in the Middle East.