Manuscripts Don't Burn

Manuscripts Don't Burn ★★★★

Biggest challenge: not thinking of The White Meadows when watching or assessing his other films. Not a problem, despite some periods of drag as the bleak style continues. Times like the tunnel scene suggests this is a dark and winding path with little light shed unless Rasoulof intends it...much like the core message. The trash bag scene offers a different ability to shake his audience and he is effective at this as well. Above all, the voice aims to drown out the government oppression and Rasoulof is being heard loud and clear.

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