An incendiary critique of the Iranian regime, „Manuscripts Don’t Burn“ („Dast-Neveshtehaa Nemisoosand“) is a challenging gaze into the nature of evil, with history as its eternal witness. Mohammad Rasoulof’s („Iron Island“, 2005) latest film tackles head-on the violent machinations of censorship in Iran — of which he himself has been victim. (Rasoulof was arrested in 2010 alongside fellow filmmaker Jafar Panahi.) Based on true events, and utilizing a cold, wintery palette, Rasoulof’s camera isolates his protagonists within their individual moral and ethical existence. This brave picture, an unflinching portrait of state-sponsored evil, makes the viewer complicit in the action. It is the work of an angry artist who has been jailed, censored and harassed too long. This time it’s personal. (Text gleaned and cobbled by Charlie Cockey)

Around 2013, presented by Wim Wenders



Berlin Premiere 



OT: Dast-Neveshtehaa Nemisoosand, 2013
Produktionsland: Iran
Produktion: Informationen bleiben aus politischen Gründen anonym
Cast: Informationen bleiben aus politischen Gründen anonym
Format: DCP / Farbe
Länge: 125 min.
Sprache: Farsi / with German subtitles
World Sales: Elle Driver,
Dt. Verleih: offen
Festivals: Cannes, Hamburg u.v.a.
Preise: Cannes “Un Certain Regard” – FIPRESCI Preis u.a.