Friday (1991, short), The Pin (1993, short), Seven Dreams (1994, short), Ten Seconds More (1995, short), The Glass House (1997, short), Evening Party (1999, short), Gagooman/The Twilight (2002), Jazireh ahani/Iron Island (2005), Baad-e-daboor/Head Wind (2008, doc), Keshtzar haye sepid/The White Meadows (2009), Bé omid é didar/Goodbye (2011), Dast-Neveshtehaa Nemisoosand/Manuscripts Don't Burn (2013), Lerd/A Man of Integrity (2017), Sheytan vojud nadarad/There Is No Evil (2020)
More info: Wikipedia, Mohammad Rasoulof
Mohammad Rasoulof at IFFR
Film debut from the tradition of semi-documentary filmmaking in Iran, looking at three emigrant workers and their everyday hardship to earn money. It unveils the southern part of the country, and the modernization of its industrial landscapes.
The White Meadows
Last December, Mohammad Rasoulof and his fellow filmmaker Jafar Panahi were sentenced by a Revolutionary Court to six years imprisonment. They were also banned from making films for a period of twenty years(!). This seems to mean that the chance of Rasoulof making another powerful allegory like The White Meadows, is gone for good.In this surreal, poetic drama, the old fisherman Rahmat travels to the salt islands to collect the tears of the inhabitants, in the hope that these tears will one day turn to pearls.The IFFR is organising a free screening with the Global Film Initiative. The White Meadows is part of the Global Lens 2011 series.
Without her husband and without her lawyer’s licence, which has been withdrawn, Noora is left pregnant and alone in her apartment. Her attempt to leave Iran turns into a fight with male chauvinism. A personal, nerve-wracking and infuriating film by Rasoulof, who was himself convicted for his films in Iran.
Manuscripts Don't Burn
Two government officials are on a mission to arrest a rebellious writer in this furious indictment of corrupt and murderous acts, in the form of a political thriller. In addition, a brave film by Rasoulof, who has ignored his 20-year ban on filmmaking.Please note, all public screenings of this film will be with Dutch subtitling only.
A Man of Integrity
A respectable family man, Reza, loses his money, his car and his source of income. What are you left with and what next? In his clandestinely shot sixth feature, Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof shows how difficult it is to maintain your integrity if a corrupt society drags you down.