Going Out

This Is Not A Film, the latest work by Iranian director Jafar Panahi, makes a brave statement about cultural and artistic oppression in his home country.

31st March, 2012
Going Out
Jafar Panahi in This Is Not A Film.

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This Is Not A Film, the latest work by Iranian director Jafar Panahi, makes a brave statement about cultural and artistic oppression in his home country. Under house arrest and prohibited from speaking to the media or making movies, Panahi (The Circle, Offside) acted out his unproduced screenplay in his home in Tehran, filmed secretly by co-director Mojtaba Mirtahmasb.

Astonishingly, the film, which made waves at Cannes, was smuggled out of Iran on a...

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