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Good Bye - Be Omid E Didar (2011)|
Date of birth:
1973, Shiraz, Iran
When red nail polish is the symbol of freedom ...
(Iran, 2011), Un certain Regard
Be Omid e Didar is a subtly intelligent film about repression and desire for freedom in Iran. It is astonishing that Mohammad Rasoulof, who is convicted to prison and banned from working, could get any permission to shoot this film, because of its extremely critical content.
He who is cursed to cinematographic silence returns with a resounding voice. One might wonder why the Iranian government allowed the movie but it could be a first response to the never-ending worldwide criticism of the conviction of Mohammad Rasoulof and Jafar Panahi, representative of many others.
Convicted at the same time as his compatriot Jafar Panahi (50) for a film accused of “hostile propaganda” against the government, he did call and then lives in custody at his home in Tehran, pending a court.
“Goodbye” was performed this winter under “semi-clandestine” and could be removed thanks to some friends in Iran.
The official selection jury, chaired by Emir Kusturica, twice winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, ex-aequo awarded the Un Certain Regard Award (the highest award of the selection) film “Arirang” Korean Kim Ki-Duk’s and “Halt auf freier Strecke” the German Andreas Dresen.
Special Jury Prize was awarded to the film “Helen”, directed by Russian Andrei Zviagintsev, who received a Cesar in 2004 for “Le Retour”.
Un Certain Regard Award selection is given 24 hours before the awarding of the Palme d’Or-site, which will then take place Sunday evening. -- Read more
Selected filmography of Mohammad Rasoulof
- Manuscripts Don't Burn | Dast-Neveshtehaa Nemisoosand (2013)
- Good Bye - Be Omid E Didar - Au Revoir (2011)
- The White Meadows - Keshtzar haye sepid (2009)
- Iron Island - Jazireh ahani (2005)
- The Twilight - Gagooman (2002)
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