Mid-week at the Berlinale, two filmmaking masters debuted features that highlighted incarceration. No stranger to imprisonment, Iran's celebrated dissident filmmaker Jafar Panahi is officially banned from filmmaking and traveling for the next 20 years, but teamed up with co-director Kamboziya Partovi and a skeleton crew on Closed Curtain (Pardé), about a man and his dog on the run and taking place entirely in a single villa. Bruno Dumont's Camille Claudel, 1915 stars Juliette Binoche as the turn-of-the-century sculptress who was committed by her family to a psychiatric ward in the south of France because she believed she was being persecuted by people who envied her talents.
Juliette Binoche and Jafar Panahi Break Out in Berlin
Mid-week at the Berlinale, dissident Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi defied his 20-year filmmaking ban (again) with the premiere of , while French actress Juliette Binoche battled an incarceration of her own as persecuted sculptress Camille Claudel.