This Is Not a Film

This Is Not a Film

This Is Not a Film

Clandestine documentary depicting a day in the life of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi - under house arrest, facing prison and banned from making movies for speaking out against the 2009 re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

"Shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes... follows 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 his co-director Mirtahmasb and reflecting on the meaning of the art of filmmaking." (Official Synopsis)

201075 minsIranPersian with English subtitles
DocumentaryWorld Cinema
Director:
Jafar Panahi ('Offisde', 'The Circle', 'The Mirror', 'The White Balloon')Mojtaba Mirtahmasb ('Lady of the Roses')
Writer:
Jafar Panahi
Cast:
Jafar Panahi

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