Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof hits out at Tehran regime

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AFP) – Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof, forced to make his latest film "The White Meadows" under difficult conditions, used the San Sebastian film festival to lash out at the Tehran regime. The film, in competition for the festival's top Golden Shell award, tells the story of a man, Rahmat, who for many years has been tasked with collecting the tears of residents of several islands, although no one knows exactly what he has been doing with them. Told in the style of a traditional Iranian fable, it is a veiled attack on the Tehran regime.

"I come from a country full of contradictions and suffering, where there is a dictatorship," and "censorship does not allow me to talk openly about what happens in my country," he told a news conference on Saturday evening.

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