Iranian independent director, writer, and producer Mohammad Rasoulof was born in Shiraz, Iran. He studied film editing at the Sooreh University. In 2010, Rasoulof was arrested on set while directing a project alongside Jafar Panahi. With Goodbye (2011) and A Man of Integrity (2017), he won the Best Director Award and the Grand Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival. Since 2017, he was officially barred from leaving the country, but he has worked as a producer, scriptwriter, and director since then. There is No Evil won the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival.