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This is Not a Film (DVD)

Cast : Jafar Panahi
Available Date : 11/30/-0001
Release Year : 2011
Running Time : 75
UPC : 842498000991
Country : Iran
Language: Farsi
Subject : Human Rights
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This clandestine documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed director Jafar Panahi (Offside, The Circle) during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment. While appealing his sentence - six years in prison and a 20 year ban from filmmaking - Panahi is seen talking to his family and lawyer on the phone, discussing his plight with Mirtahmasb and reflecting on the meaning of the art of filmmaking.
  • Mojtaba Mirtahmasb - Director
  • Jafar Panahi - Director
  • Jafar Panahi - Actor


"I would like to show "This Is Not a Film" to those in the United States who are in favor of a close union of church and state." Roger Ebert

"It's a cry from the heart of an artist compelled to create, tell stories and respond to hostile, confounding realities." Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

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