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There Is No Evil MA 15+
Sheytan vojud nadarad

Language: Farsi with English subtitles

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Questions of morality and duty play out against the backdrop of the Iranian justice system in the 2020 Berlinale’s Golden Bear winner.

In recent years, Iran has executed more prisoners per capita than any other nation in the world. But what happens when the executioner refuses to comply? Across a series of tales of reluctance, rebellion and escape, four different characters tasked with this fraught moral choice wrestle with their consciences while living through their own everyday dramas of parenthood, military service, romance and regret.

Dissident director Mohammad Rasoulof (A Man of Integrity, MIFF 2017; Manuscripts Don’t Burn, MIFF 2013) has long shone a spotlight on the injustices and oppressions of his homeland – and faced imprisonment, travel restrictions and a lifetime filmmaking ban as a consequence. Crafted surreptitiously and receiving acclaim across European, Asian and American festivals following its award-winning Berlinale premiere, Rasoulof’s latest salvo is a simultaneously scathing and empathetic meditation on the cultural wounds of state-sanctioned violence. Through beautifully shot compositions, scenes of intimacy, and patient, sometimes painful takes, There Is No Evil also reveals how ‘evil’ can take on many – and deeply human – faces.

“Rasoulof’s style infuses the subject matter with a sense of poetry and moral reckoning that invokes age-old Persian literary traditions.” – Chicago Reader


Presented by The Saturday Paper

In Cinema

Sat 14 Aug 9:15 pm [12111]
There Is No Evil (152 mins)
Comedy Theatre
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
Sat 21 Aug 12:00 pm [11451]
There Is No Evil (152 mins)
The Astor Theatre
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event
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Key Cast
Baran Rasoulof, Darya Moghbeli, Ehsan Mirhosseini, Kaveh Ahangar, Mahtab Servati, Mohammad Seddighimehr, Mohammad Valizadegan, Zhila Shahi
Director
Mohammad Rasoulof
Producer
Mohammad Rasoulof
Screenwriter
Mohammad Rasoulof
Cinematographer
Ashkan Ashkani
Composer
Amir Molookpour
Editors
Meysam Muini, Mohammadreza Muini
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Madman Entertainment

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