Sinner in Mecca Nice People Atomic Heart
Rainbow Still Experimenter Krigen
Frame by Frame This is Exile The Land of the Enlightened

This is not a Film

Jafar Panahi / Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

Tweet plaatsen Update plaatsen Update plaatsen

Remarkable report that shows one day in the life of exiled Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi. He made the documentary in the spring of 2011 when he a 20-year ban on filmmaking was imposed upon him. Panahi smuggled the film out of the country on a USB stick that was hidden in a pie, so that it could be shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

Synopsis

"How can I really express myself, within these boundaries and with the lines I have drawn? How can I convey the sense and the emotion that are inherent to these type of films? It is impossible, says internationally renowned Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi (The Circle, The White Balloon). He watches scenes from previous movies with a feeling of frustration, while against his better judgment he tries to visualize his new film on a carpet in his home. He takes care of his daughter’s iguana, takes ordered meals at the front door and puts his household waste by the side of the street. He watches the latest news bulletins and from his balcony looks out on the world to which he has been denied access. This Is Not a Film shows one day in the life of the isolated filmmaker and is a tribute to Iranian directors who are disallowed the right to work by the Iranian regime

Jafar Panahi was arrested in 2010, together with his wife and daughter and some 15 other dissidents. Other renowned directors including Abbas Kiarostami, Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Bahman Ghobadi have already fled Iran’s oppressive regime. Panahi received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 Movies that Matter Festival for his discerning and humane works.

Movies that Matter will combine the screening with the play Closed Curtains, which is inspired by Pahani’s film.

Credits

Iran 2011, 75 min.

Documentary,

Spoken language: Persian

Subtitles: English

Productions:

Jafar Panahi Productions

jafarpanahi@yahoo.com

World sales:

Wide Management

festivals@widemanagement.com

+33 1 53 95 24 44 (new)

www.widemanagement.com

Tweet plaatsen Update plaatsen Update plaatsen

When & where?

Buy strippenkaart tickets
Questions about ordering? Call 070 - 365 60 30
* Upon payment of your ticket 6 movies for 45 Euros, 6 e-tickets of 0 euros will appear in your account. With this card you can subquently order tickets to 6 movies of your choice.


Human rights
arts & literature
freedom of opinion, association etc.
human rights defenders & organizations (A Matter of ACT)
journalism, media & propaganda
politics & democracy
prison & detention
Search Movies

Site search

Newsletter Festivalpaper
Twitter Facebook Youtube