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This Is Not a Film

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Directed by Mojtaba Mirtahasebi, Jafar Panahi
Iran, 2011
Documentary
      Farsi
      English

Synopsis

It’s been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.

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Despite house arrest in his home country of Iran, director Jafar Panahi successfully made and smuggled to the Cannes Film Festival this self-reflexive, confessional masterpiece. Ingeniously subverting all notions of filmmaking, he’s created a deeply moving exercise in poetic and political justice.

Synopsis

It’s been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.

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This Is Not a FilmDirected byMojtaba Mirtahasebi, Jafar Panahi
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2011
Village Voice Film Poll
2012 | Winner: Best Documentary Feature Film
2012 | Nominee: Best Film
Indiewire Critics' Poll
2012 | Winner: Best Documentary
2012 | Nominee: Best Film

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