This Is Not a Film

This Is Not a Film

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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. More

"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
Jafar Panahi ('Offisde', 'The Circle', 'The Mirror', 'The White Balloon')Mojtaba Mirtahmasb ('Lady of the Roses')
Jafar Panahi
Jafar Panahi

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