Iran's Jafar Panahi has defied a 20-year ban on filmmaking to secretly co-direct "Closed Curtain", a multi-layered portrayal of how restrictions on his work and movement have brought on depression and even thoughts of SUICIDE.
His co-director and compatriot Kamboziya Partovi did attend a press conference along with actress Maryam Moghadam, but would not be drawn on what the consequences of making the movie could be for Panahi or others involved.
"He was not constantly thinking about suicide, no, because then he wouldn't have been able to make the film," Partovi said. "But if I imagine myself unable to work and just sitting at home, then I am sure I would start to think about suicide." Said Kambozia Partovi
Poster by Vahid Zamani