A feature film, with Leyla Zareh, Fereshteh Sadreorafai, Shahab Hoseini and Roya Teymorian, Good Bye is the story of a young female lawyer in Tehran trying to get a visa to leave the country. Mohammad Rasoulof made the film during the winter of 2010/2011. –Cannes Film Festival
Mohammad Rasoulof is an Iranian independent filmmaker. He was born in Shiraz in 1973. He studied sociology at Shiraz University, and film editing at Sooreh Higher Education Institute in Tehran.
His first feature-length film, The Twilight, was released in 2002. His second feature, Iron Island (film), was released in 2005. His most recent feature, The White Meadows, was released in 2009.
On December 20, 2010, he was sentenced by the government of Iran to six years in prison on charges of “assembly, collusion, and propagandizing against the regime.” -Wikipedia
A brave film on a disbarred female lawyer who wants to leave Iran. A film made by a director threatened with a jail sentence and banned from making further films. No violence is shown on screen and the tale is very close to real life in Iran today. An unknown but talented crew helps the talented director. My full review is at http://moviessansfrontiers.blogspot.in/2012/03/127-iranian-director-mohammad-rasoulofs.html
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