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Film: Manuscripts Don’t Burn

April 201620th

20:30 Nenagh Arts CentreArts, Entertainment

Film: Manuscripts Don’t Burn

Manuscripts Don’t Burn - Wednesday 20th April, 8:30pm, tickets €5

This highly charged political thriller draws on real events to tell an unfortunately common tale of repression in contemporary Iran. Kasra, an Iranian author who’s been secretly writing his memoirs, is under strict monitoring by the country’s security service. His stories are related to his time in jail as a political prisoner and to other events connected to his life as an intellectual in Iran.

After preparing his writings to be published as a book, Kasra gets ready to leave the country - but the security service apparatus uncovers his plan before he leaves. Next on their agenda: destroy his manuscripts. - (C) Kino Lorber

In making this film, director Mohammad Rasoulof defied a twenty-year work ban by the Iranian government, and is facing a year-long prison sentence, a fact that only underscores the importance of films like this one.

“A remarkable piece of work.” - Paul Whitington, Irish Independent

“Brave and defiant.” - Mark Kermode, The Observer

“A crackling, tense thriller, graced with beautifully measured performances.” - Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

WORLD CINEMA Iran 2013 125mins Language: Persian with English subtitles

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