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 (35), having distanced himself from the urban quagmire, leads a simple life along with his wife and sole child, 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 dilapidate 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 rings of the larger network of corruption. Meanwhile, Reza strives to resist coercion and preserve his farm. Soon though, he will realize that he can no longer stand up to this powerful, yet hidden, coercive web of corruption. Giving up, he decides to sell his property and move away. The Company however, decides to raise the stakes…