This is Not a Film

Directed by Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, and Jafar Panahi

Year: 2011
Running Time: 75
Color Type: Color
Country: Iran
Language: Farsi [audio]
Subjects: Human Rights
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This is Not a Film

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Jafar Panahi

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Directed by Mojtaba Mirtahmasb and Jafar Panahi


This clandestine documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed director Jafar Panahi (Offside, The Circle) during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment. While appealing his sentence - six years in prison and a 20 year ban from filmmaking - Panahi is seen talking to his family and lawyer on the phone, discussing his plight with Mirtahmasb and reflecting on the meaning of the art of filmmaking.

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"I would like to show "This Is Not a Film" to those in the United States who are in favor of a close union of church and state." Roger Ebert



"It's a cry from the heart of an artist compelled to create, tell stories and respond to hostile, confounding realities." Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

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