controversial drama that was banned in its home country of Iran
Massoud Kimiayi, one of the few active filmmakers from Irans pre-revolutionary
era, comes this controversial drama about the personal effect of the countrys
social reforms on one man. Amir serves 12 years in prison for killing the unfaithful
fiancée of his brotheran act he considered necessary to restore his
familys honor. In jail, he is treated like a hero, but, upon his release,
he finds that his country has changed. Amir is now considered barbaric. Authorities
yanked THE PROTEST from the big screen after only one month, revealing that this
topic is not only timely, but still a sensitive issue in Iran.
Written and directed by Massoud Kimiayi. With Dariush
Arjmand, Bita Farrahi,
Mohammad Reza Forootan, Mitra Hajjar, Mehdi Fathi, and Poulad Kimiayi. Cinematography
by Asghar Rafiie Jam. Edited by Mohammad Reza Mouyini. Produced by Seyyed
Zia Hashemi for Iran Film Society and NEJ Pictures.
mins. In Persian with English subtitles.
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