There is no Evil

There is No Evil

classified 15 S
Film

Please note: This was screened in Dec 2021

Director
Mohammad Rasoulof
Cast
Baran Rasoulof, Zhila Shahi, Mahtab Servati
Details
151 mins, Subtitled, 2020, Germany, Iran, Czech Republic
Primary language
Persian

Banned from making films in Iran, director Mohammad Rasoulof won the Berlinale Golden Bear in 2020 for this powerful take on the death penalty and its impact on Iranian society.

Filmed in secret, this haunting drama is an anthology of four thematically connected episodes, each focussed on a person affected by the capital punishment system in a country that commits more executions per capita than anywhere else on Earth. Rasoulof explores the questions surrounding the role that ordinary people play in carrying out state-sanctioned injustice, their choices and the consequences for themselves and their loved ones.

Characteristically intelligent, provocative and brave, Rasoulof imbues each story in There Is No Evil with a sense of mystery and moral complexity, resulting in an uncompromising film of great power.