There is no evil – Berlin Golden Lion Winner

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THERE IS NO EVIL | Berlin Golden Bear Winner 2020

MAY 21 – JUNE 10 

Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof | Germany, Czech Republic, Iran | Farsi with English Subtitles

Shot in secret and smuggled out of Iran, There is No Evil is an anthology film comprising four moral tales about men faced with a simple yet unthinkable choice – to follow orders to enforce the death penalty, or resist and risk everything. Whatever they decide, it will directly or indirectly affect their lives, their relationships, and their consciences. Suspenseful, mysterious, and shot through with a sense of urgency, Rasoulof’s film is an incisive look at the moral strength and inner humanity of its protagonists. 150 min. 100% Rotten Tomatoes

Created at great risk to the production team, director Mohammad Rasoulof had to film this project in secret and is currently imprisoned and banned from leaving Iran as a result. Says Rasoulof: “As responsible citizens, do we have a choice when enforcing the inhumane orders of despots? As human beings, to what extent are we to be held responsible for carrying out those orders? Where does the duality of love and moral responsibility leave us?” 

“CRITIC’S PICK! ONE OF THE MOST KINETIC FILMS EVER MADE IN SECRET. COURAGEOUS AND ARTISTICALLY POTENT.” – BEN KENIGSBERG, THE NEW YORK TIMES