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Mohammad Rasoulof

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    'Manuscripts Don't Burn' is an Outstandingly Unflinching Cinematic Statement Against a Regime

    Subtly and keeping his plea cinematic and authentic, Rasoulof’s "Manuscripts" is a clandestine art work that bluntly and fearlessly looks at his censors in the eye making it clear that their insidious and invasive tactics will never be enough to silence his voice.

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    Review: 'Manuscripts Don't Burn' is the Most Important Moviegoing Experience of the Year

    "Manuscripts Don't Burn" does such a thorough job of highlighting the tyranny in modern day Iran that its very existence represents a victory of creation.

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    Kino Lorber Acquires Bold Iranian Drama 'Manuscripts Don't Burn'

    After censorship, a jail sentence, and a 20-year prohibition from filmmaking, defiant director Mohammad Rasoulof returned to brave new work with "Manuscripts Don't Burn," a charged political thriller that draws on real events surrounding censorship and oppression in Iran. Kino Lorber just announced ...

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    "Manuscripts" Travels; Rasoulof Can't; Iranian Filmmaker Held in Iran

    Ever-evolving human rights violations in Iran against its filmmakers is often difficult to grasp. One moment, there appears to be liberalization and rejoicing; the next there are crackdowns and arrests. Is it clear to anyone what exactly Jafar Panahi's situation within Iran is at the moment, given t...

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    Rasoulof's "Manuscripts" Flouts Iranian Censors, Invites Controversy

    Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, who has been sentenced to a single year in jail by authorities in his home country, unveiled his latest movie in Cannes, "Manuscripts Don't Burn" yesterday; and it promises to only make matters more difficult for the courageous filmmaker. Like fellow Iranian dire...

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    Oppressed Iranian Filmmakers Jafar Panahi & Mohammad Rasoulof To Debut New Work At Cannes

    2011 so far has been an extraordinary, tumultuous time in the Middle East. From the protests in Egypt that swept across the region, to the death last week of Osama Bin Laden, the floodgates seem to be opening for real change in a way reminiscent of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It's set to be a messi...

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