Cannes Festival, LERD (A man of integrity)

Written and directed by Mohammad Rasoulof

"Lerd," or portrait of a man whose sense of self-worth and integrity get trampled. Reza (Reza Akhlaghirad) is a goldfish farmer living near a village in northern Iran with his wife and young son. The land on which they live is very valuable to a local company, and soon that company launches a campaign of intimidation against Reza, with the town council backing it, to try and wrest his land from ... more >