Yahoo! Movies: DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran has complained to the organizers of the Be…

Yahoo! Movies: DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran has complained to the organizers of the Berlin film festival for giving Iranian director Jafar Panahi an award for an allegorical movie made in defiance of a 20-year state ban.
Panahi shared the best script prize at Berlin on Saturday for "Closed Curtain" with co-director Kamboziya Partovi for a film made in secret, which mirrors aspects of Panahi's life under house arrest in the Islamic Republic.
"We have protested to the Berlin film festival. Its officials should amend their behavior because in cultural and cinematic exchange, this is not correct," said Javad Shamaqdari, the head of Iran's national cinema organization, Iran's student news agency (ISNA) reported on Monday.


Iran protests Berlin film award for banned Jafar Panahi
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DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran has complained to the organizers of the Berlin film festival for giving Iranian director Jafar Panahi an award for an allegorical movie made in defiance of a 20-year state ban. Panahi shared the best script prize at Berlin on Saturday for "Closed Curtain" with co-director Kamb…

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