There Is No Evil 15
From the archive
This film was last shown on 9 December 2021
There Is No Evil is an affecting Iranian anthology film showcasing four stories of lives forever altered by the death-penalty.
Four men are faced with an unthinkable but simple choice. Whatever they decide, it will directly or indirectly corrode themselves, their relationships, and their entire lives.
1 – There Is No Evil
40-year-old Heshmat is a kind and pleasant family man. He has a peaceful life with his wife and young daughter. He feels caught up in a daily routine. He makes enough money to support his family, but we see in his eyes that they are living with a secret.
2 – She Said ‘You Can Do It’
Pouya has just begun his mandatory 2-year military service. With an honourable discharge, he will be able to apply for a passport and realize his dream of leaving Iran to live abroad with his girlfriend. After only one week of basic training, he is faced with a dilemma. He has a long night ahead of him; a night when Pouya must decide between his dreams or what he believes.
3 - Birthday
Javad is a young soldier who has been given three days leave from his base. He travels to be with Nana, his fiancée, for her birthday. He has brought a ring and plans to propose to her during the party. After arriving at Nana’s home, he learns that a death of a close family friend has caused them to cancel the celebration. The secret of this stranger’s death disrupts Javad and Nana’s lives.
4 – Kiss Me
A middle-aged couple, Bahram and Zaman, live in the countryside where they raise bees and are well liked and respected by their neighbours. Darya, at Bahram’s request and Zaman’s approval, goes to stay with them at their farm for a few days. Darya’s presence at Bahram and Zaman’s farm greatly alters their lives.
- 2 hours 31 minutes