From Massoud Kimiayi, one of the few active
filmmakers from Iran’s pre-revolutionary era, comes this controversial
drama about the personal effect of the country’s social reforms on one
man. Amir serves 12 years in prison for killing the unfaithful fiancée
of his brother—an act he considered necessary to restore his family’s
honor. In jail, he is treated like a hero, but, upon his release, he
finds that his country has changed. Amir is now considered barbaric.
Authorities yanked THE PROTEST from the big screen after only one month,
revealing that this topic is not only timely, but still a sensitive
issue in Iran..
Written and directed by Massoud Kimiayi.
Arjmand, Bita Farrahi, Mohammad Reza Forootan, Mitra Hajjar, Mehdi Fathi,
and Poulad Kimiayi. Cinematography by Asghar Rafi’ie Jam. Edited by
Mohammad Reza Mouyini. Produced by Seyyed Zia Hashemi for Iran Film
Society and NEJ Pictures.
Iran/2000/Color/Fullscreen/102 mins. In Persian with English
Special Features: Director’s
Biography; Photo Gallery