Manuscripts Don't Burn Reviews

  • Nov 23, 2015

    A very interesting movie, focusing on the censorship office and two of its officers who are trying to get manuscripts from writers who are deemed essentially enemies of the state. That the movie was actually shot in Iran makes it even more interesting.

    A very interesting movie, focusing on the censorship office and two of its officers who are trying to get manuscripts from writers who are deemed essentially enemies of the state. That the movie was actually shot in Iran makes it even more interesting.

  • Mar 25, 2015

    Iranian film about the strong censorship that occurs in the country, prohibiting intellectual disperse their ideas with threats and murders. Good performances. A film made in cyan with gray and drab weather. The film errs by being too long.

    Iranian film about the strong censorship that occurs in the country, prohibiting intellectual disperse their ideas with threats and murders. Good performances. A film made in cyan with gray and drab weather. The film errs by being too long.

  • Dec 22, 2014

    One of the best movies of 2014. don't miss it.

    One of the best movies of 2014. don't miss it.

  • Dec 12, 2014

    Nail-biting and gut wrenching !!...The instruments of control in a totalitarian state......and the dangers to society of masquerading behind "national safety" to propagate tyranny

    Nail-biting and gut wrenching !!...The instruments of control in a totalitarian state......and the dangers to society of masquerading behind "national safety" to propagate tyranny

  • Jun 16, 2014

    A remarkable film, especially given the constraints under which it was made. See it if you can.

    A remarkable film, especially given the constraints under which it was made. See it if you can.

  • Aug 12, 2013

    Not only an angry film, but a brave one - apparently based on the murder of writers opposed to the Iranian regime. Chilling stuff!

    Not only an angry film, but a brave one - apparently based on the murder of writers opposed to the Iranian regime. Chilling stuff!

  • Aug 12, 2013

    Fabulous film. Shows all levels of the spectrum - the total brutality of dictatorship, the total brutality of its servants, the absolute sacrifice of the writers. - ie the good and the evil in humans. In physical terms, brutality wins, but manuscripts don't burn ( reference to Bulgakov's book 'The Master and Margarrita' - which has become an international catchcry for intellectual freedom), so in fact, the writers' words overcome the evil around them. Cinematically excellent- acting, photography are all exceptional. Not a fun night out, but certainly worth seeing and memorable. One wonders how it could be made - and the triumph of good over evil is that the film has been made.

    Fabulous film. Shows all levels of the spectrum - the total brutality of dictatorship, the total brutality of its servants, the absolute sacrifice of the writers. - ie the good and the evil in humans. In physical terms, brutality wins, but manuscripts don't burn ( reference to Bulgakov's book 'The Master and Margarrita' - which has become an international catchcry for intellectual freedom), so in fact, the writers' words overcome the evil around them. Cinematically excellent- acting, photography are all exceptional. Not a fun night out, but certainly worth seeing and memorable. One wonders how it could be made - and the triumph of good over evil is that the film has been made.