Manuscripts Don’t Burn (2014, 127 min.). A slow-burning thriller filmed in a frigid palate of blues and greys, Manuscripts Don’t Burn brings a new level of clarity to Rasoulof’s already laudable career. Drawing from the true story of the government’s attempted 1995 murder of several prominent writers and intellectuals, Rasoulof imagines a repressive regime so corrupt that even the morally righteous are subsumed or cast aside. In Farsi with English subtitles.