LERD

(A MAN OF INTEGRITY)
Mohammad RASOULOF
  • 2017
  • Un Certain Regard
Un Certain Regard Prize 2017

Reza (35), having distanced himself from the ur- ban 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 authori- ties, 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 dilap- idate their belongings, farms and estates, to the benefit of the Company’s influential net- work and its monopoly. It is under their pressure that many villagers have them- selves become local rings of the larger network of corruption. (…)

Directed by : Mohammad RASOULOF
Year of production: 2017
Country: Iran
Duration: 117 minutes

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  • Mohammad RASOULOF

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