- Title: Iranian film "A Man of Integrity" wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes
- Date: 27th May 2017
- Summary: CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 27, 2017) (REUTERS) ****WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** BEST ACTRESS AWARD BEING ANNOUNCED 'FORTUNATA' ACTRESS JASMINE TRINCA WALKING TO STAGE TRINCA ON STAGE JURY APPLAUDING (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTRESS, JASMINE TRINCA, SAYING: ''Quite good, great emotion I am very very happy, lucky to be here and to come back for Fortunata, with a great director.'' JURY PRIZE BEING ANNOUNCED DIRECTOR OF 'APRIL'S DAUGHTERS' MICHEL FRANCO WALKING TO STAGE FRANCO ON STAGE VARIOUS OF AWARD / FRANCO (SOUNDBITE) (English) DIRECTOR OF 'APRIL'S DAUGHTERS', MICHEL FRANCO, SAYING: ''You know I really wasn't expecting this I was, I am very happy and very proud of the movie but this is really unexpected and I am very happy because it will surely fuel and help the promotion of the film worldwide.'' AWARD FOR 'POETRY OF CINEMA' BEING ANNOUNCED DIRECTOR OF 'BARBARA' MATHIEU AMALRIC WALKING ON TO STAGE VARIOUS OF JURY AND WINNERS ON STAGE
- Embargoed: 10th June 2017 20:58
- Keywords: Mohammad Rasoulof Lerd Un Certain Regard winner Cannes film festival
- Location: CANNES, FRANCE/ VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- City: CANNES, FRANCE/ VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- Country: France
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0056IM5XSD
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- Story Text: A movie by an Iranian who was arrested for his work in Iran won the "Un Certain Regard" competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (May 27), bolstering the country's filmmakers' reputation for defying the censors to make high-quality films.
"A Man of Integrity", filmed in Iran but unlikely ever to be shown there due to censorship, is a tense drama about a man persecuted by powerful economic and political forces who refuses to bribe his way out of trouble.
Writer-director Mohammad Rasoulof, 45, was arrested alongside acclaimed director Jafar Panahi in 2010 and sentenced to jail. He is free on bail and has continued to make films that explore political and moral corruption. Rasoulof's win comes three months after Asghar Farhadi won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for "The Salesman", also shot in Iran, and recognizes him as a major force in international cinema.
Rasoulof said Iranian authorities had given him a permit to shoot "A Man of Integrity" but only after he signed a paper promising not to make it "too dark". He has not been granted permission to screen the film in Iran so, like his previous five features, it is unlikely to be seen there except via unauthorized copies.
"Un Certain Regard", a separate section from the main contest at Cannes, recognizes younger talent and innovative filmmaking. The winners in the main competition, including the Palme d'Or for best picture, will be announced on Sunday (May 28).
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