A scene from Rasoulof's "A Man of Integrity.”
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It is not easy to lead a good and virtuous life, if Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof's latest film, "A Man of Integrity," is anything to go by.The winner of Cannes' prestigious "Un Certain Regard" prize in May, Rasoulof's film is a damning indictment of how the "daily reality of graft" is sapping the Islamic Republic. Rasoulof, 34, already has a suspended 12-month prison sentence hanging over his head after he was arrested on set in 2010 with his friend, the "Taxi" director Jafar Panahi, who was subsequently banned from making any films for 20 years.The threat of prison did not stop Rasoulof squaring up to the uncomfortable truth he insists is undermining the country from within.In the film, no one gets a free pass.
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