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)