Mohammad Rasoulof was born in Shiraz, Iran. His first feature The Twilight (2002) screened at several international film festivals including Montreal and Locarno. His second film, Iron Island (2005), was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2008, he shot Head Wind, a documentary about the ban on satellite dishes and Internet in Iran. In 2009, The White Meadows was presented in Official Competition at the 57th San Sebastián International Film Festival, competed in the 4th Asia Pacific Screen Awards and at the Tribeca Film Festival. Mohammad was arrested in 2010 and charged with ‘Hostile actions and waging propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran’. He was sentenced to six years in prison. Released on parole while waiting for the verdict of his appeal, he shot the film Goodbye (2011) in semi-underground conditions. In 2011, Rasoulof won the Un Certain Regard prize for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival. His latest feature, Man of Integrity (2017), won Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes Film Festival in 2017.

Films

A Man of Integrity
2017

A Man of Integrity (Lerd)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2017

A Man of Integrity (Lerd)

Reza and his family lead a simple life working on his goldfish farm in a northern Iranian village. Nearby, a private company with close links…

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Goodbye
2011

Goodbye (Be Omid E Didar)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2011

Goodbye (Be Omid E Didar)

Mohammad Rasoulof’s latest film, GOODBYE is the story of a young lawyer (Lelya Zareh) in Tehran, Iran in search of a visa to leave the…

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