Manuscripts Don't Burn
Equal parts suspense and arthouse-drama, MANUSCRIPTS DON'T BURN uses real events as a launching pad for its scathing critique of the censorship practices of the Iranian regime: In 1995, the regime plotted to assassinate 21 writers and journalists, but the operation failed. Mohammad Rasoulof picks up the story almost two decades later, as two government agents are given the task of finding the remaining copies of the document authorizing the assassinations and silencing any remaining victims.
MOHAMMAD RASOULOF is an independent filmmaker. The film GOODBYE (2011) won the prize for directing at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. None of his films were allowed to be released in Iran so far.