CBC News: A new movie from dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi, which defies…

CBC News: A new movie from dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi, which defies a ban on filmmaking and reflects his frustration at being unable to work officially, makes its debut at the Berlin film festival Tuesday.

Closed Curtain is co-directed by Panahi and his fellow Iranian filmmaker and longtime friend, Kamboziya Partovi. Panahi, who has won awards at several major film festivals in the past, was sentenced to house arrest and a 20-year ban on filmmaking in 2010 after being convicted of "making propaganda" against Iran's ruling system.


Berlin film fest debuts dissident Iranian filmmaker's latest – Arts & Entertainment – CBC News
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A new movie from dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi, which defies a ban on filmmaking and reflects his frustration at being unable to work officially, makes its debut at the Berlin film festival Tuesday.

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