The movie’s director, Mohammad Rasoulof, couldn’t attend the ceremony because of a travel ban put on him by Iran.
The movie”There is not any Evil” reveals four interconnected stories that inquire to what extent there’s human liberty under an autocratic regime.
“The question that the film asks is: If you reside in a dictatorship society and you’re forced to make a choice, just how much can you take responsibility for your choice? ,” Rasoulof informed Euronews.
“Or would you deny this duty understanding that it is the hierarchical arrangement of the nation which compels you towards this choice?”
Rasoulof has been sentenced to a year in prison and faces a yearlong travel ban, but isn’t discouraged by the sentence that prevented him from attending the festival.
He’s working on new film projects, he explained.
“They’ve no right to deprive me of producing artwork or to cause scenarios that prevent me from performing this I’ll do my very best to appreciate my rights, I’ve done thus far and that I shall continue to do so,” the manager said.
The movie looked at controversy and corruption in Iran.