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The price of disobedience according to Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof



At any time, Mohammad Rasoulof can be arrested to serve the one-year prison sentence he was sentenced in Iran for propaganda against the regime.

The Devil does not exist, (There is No Evil), his last film, received the Golden Bear in Berlin in 2020. Well placed to know what it costs to say no, Mohammad Rasoulof films four stories whose common theme is the death penalty. At least 246 people were hanged in 2020 in Iran, sometimes for simple crimes.

“In Iran, women are at the forefront of the fight against injustice.”

Mohammad Rasoulof

to franceinfo

The very mundane life of an executioner who is a good father, the anguish of a soldier a few hours from an execution in which he must participate, family secrets that resurface in remote countryside, the filmmaker films characters haunted by their individual responsibility when it comes to disobeying, or not. Relentlessly staged stories, where women play an essential role.

This is Penélope Cruz’s 7th film with Pedro Almodóvar. Pfor him, she gave birth in a bus, in In the flesh, played a nun with AIDS, in All about my mother, and even played the filmmaker’s beloved mother, in the very autobiographical Pain and Glory.

This time, the actress is Janis, who is calmly having a child alone, unlike the teenager who gives birth at the same time as her in the hospital.

“I hope we will do lots of more films with Pedro Almodovar. “

Penelope cruz

to franceinfo

Almodovar, master of secrets and crossed stories, weaves a story of lies about the identity of children, while dealing with a subject, very sensitive in Spain, that of the mass graves where more than 100,000 victims of the Francoism.

The complicity between Penélope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar reach new heights and we really want it to last.

Petrov’s fever by Kirill Serebrennikov

In 2018, Leto, chronicle of the Soviet rock scene of the 80s, had enchanted us, Kirill Serebrennikov returns with Petrov’s fever, which he shot at night, between the hearings of the Kafkaesque trial inflicted on him by the Russian regime. Still forbidden to travel freely, the director resists in a fine way the poutinesque bullying, his film, is an hallucinatory and very alcoholic trip in the Russia of today and that of the 70s, according to the degree of fever of his main character . Petrov, affected by a mysterious virus coughs constantly, and without a mask, goes on a trip in a hearse, argues with the mother of his son from whom he is separated, while she turns into a superhero who zigzags those who disturb her. It is as virtuoso as it is confusing, especially the sequence shots and we remember above all that in this Russia, nobody listens to each other and that despite the twisted blows of the regime, the creativity of Kirill Serebrennikov is intact.

In 2018, Leto, chronicle of the Soviet rock scene of the 80s, had enchanted us. Kirill Serebrennikov returns with Petrov’s Fever, which he filmed at night, between the hearings of the Kafkaesque trial inflicted on him by the Russian regime. Still forbidden to travel freely, the director resists in a fine way the poutinesque bullying.

His film is a hallucinatory and very alcoholic trip in the Russia of today and that of the 70s, according to the degree of fever of its main character. Petrov, affected by a mysterious virus, coughs constantly, and without a mask, goes on a trip in a hearse, argues with the mother of his son from whom he is separated, while she turns into a super hero who zigzags those who disturb her.

It is as virtuoso as it is confusing, especially the sequence shots, and we remember above all that in this Russia, nobody listens to each other, and that despite the twisted blows of the regime, the creativity of Kirill Serebrennikov is intact.



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