Today 11th of July is the birthday of "Jafar Panahi" an Iranian filmmaker whose films have always been an eye-level on process of depicting a society of Iran, the controversy- poor and wealthy, Women's burden of problems, the government and so on so forth.
His Movies are best known for the life-time style which makes them more valuable, they are not movies ………They are more than that.
His accomplishments are:
Prix de la Camera d'Or, Cannes Film Festival 1995
Golden Leopard, Locarno International Film Festival 1997
Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival 2000
Prix du Jury – Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2003
Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival 2006
Pudú Award, at the Valdivia International Film Festival 2007 for his life-time artistic accomplishments
HIVOS Cinema Unlimited Award (2007)
Carrosse d'Or, 2011 Cannes Film Festival
He has been imprisoned for being honest and making movies, and has been banned from making films and writing any kind of scripts, travelling abroad and talking to local and foreign media for 20 years.
"Banning a filmmaker from making movies is just as hurtful as abandoning a father from his child"