Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof | Iran | 117 mins.
Reza leaves the politics of the city behind for a simple life in a Northern Iranian village. There, with his wife and child, he works hard in his goldfish farm leading an honest life. However, Reza’s honest livelihood comes under threat when a company starts to take control of resources and land around him. Despite believing he had left politics behind, Reza slowly finds himself surrounded by corruption. Like a character straight out of a Western film, Reza is forced to fight to preserve his land while slowly learning how the system really works.
Winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Mohammad Rasoulof’s powerful A Man of Integrity is a timely film. Even though the film is rooted in Iran, the underlying theme is universal as the film smartly shows how corruption can take hold in society aided by men who lurk in the shadows and pull the strings.
- Written by Sachin Gandhi