With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Thursday, June 12, 2014

MoMA's ContemporAsian film series presents MANUSCRIPTS DON'T BURN for one week starting tomorrow

Manuscripts Don’t Burn / Dast-Neveshtehaa Nemisoosand
Written and directed by Mohammad Rasoulof
Iran, 2013, 125 minutes
In Persian with English subtitles
When: June 13–June 19, 2014
Where: MoMA
11 West 53rd Street, NYC

Clandestinely produced in disavowal of a 20-year filmmaking ban passed down by the Iranian authorities, the scathing Manuscripts Don’t Burn brings a whole new level of clarity and audacity to Mohommad Rasoulof’s already laudable career. Drawing from the true story of the government’s attempted 1995 murder of several prominent writers and intellectuals, Rasoulof imagines a repressive regime so pervasive that even the morally righteous are subsumed or cast aside. A lacerating and slow-burning thriller filmed in a frigid palate of blues and greys, Manuscripts Don’t Burn is perhaps the most subversive and incendiaryj’accuse lodged against an authoritarian regime since the fall of the Soviet Union.

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