Magazine article Screen International

Elle Driver to Sell Covert Iranian Film

Magazine article Screen International

Elle Driver to Sell Covert Iranian Film

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EXCLUSIVE: Pictures revolves around author secretly writing memoirs about his time in Iranian jail.

Paris-based Elle Driver has picked up international sales on Iranian Mohammad Rasoulof's clandestinely shot picture Manuscripts Don't Burn which is premiering in Un Certain Regard.

According to a new synopsis, differing from that in the festival catalogue, the picture revolves around former Iranian political prisoner and author Kasra, who manages to secretly write his memoirs despite being under constant surveillance by state security apparatus.

His stories are related to his time in jail as a political prisoner as well as different events connected to his life as an intellectual in Iran.

Kasra has prepared everything in order to publish these writings and is getting ready to leave the country but security service agents uncover his plans. …

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