Manuscripts Don't Burn

Manuscripts Don't Burn ★★★★

This was a powerful, moving, disturbing film. If some of the camerawork is questionable, the intense performance from out lead actor, the compelling script, and the utter courage it took to make this film outweigh any less-than-polished technical issues.

Yes, this is a film about Iran in the mid-90's. It is a striking criticism of the Iranian government and politics, of the silencing of intellectuals and discourse. It speaks of fear and of courage, of desperation and resignation. It's about what a government will do to control their populace. How far it will go.

If you think this is only about Iran, you are incredibly naive.

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