Film: “A Man of Integrity”

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 2 PM

Watch the trailer.

With an as-yet-unexecuted prison sentence hanging over his head, Mohammad Rasoulof (Iron Island, Manuscripts Don’t Burn) secretly filmed this movie in rural northern Iran. This biting critique of contemporary Iranian culture can be summed up by one character’s pessimistic line: “In this country, you’re either the oppressed or the oppressor.” Its title character, Reza (Reza Akhlaghirad), is a Tehrani who moves to the country to live a peaceful, principled life running a goldfish farm. Instead, he finds himself in a corrupt town run by a mysterious company that has designs on his property. A Man of Integrity is “an uncompromising drama from one of Iran’s most outspoken directors” (Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter). (Dir.: Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran, 2017, 117 min., DCP, Persian with English subtitles)

  • Venue: Freer Gallery of Art
  • Event Location: Freer, Meyer Auditorium
  • Cost: Free