Banned Iranian director wins Berlin Golden Bear for There Is No Evil

Mohammad Rasoulof was prevented from attending the festival but won top award for his study of the death penalty in Iran

Dissident Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof won the top prize at the Berlin film festival for There Is No Evil, a searingly critical work about the death penalty in Iran.

Rasoulof, 48, is currently banned from leaving Iran and was unable to accept the Golden Bear in person. Accepting the award on his behalf, producer Farzad Pak thanked “the amazing cast and crew who, put their lives in danger to be on this film”.

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