Born Jul 11, 1960. From Mianeh, Iran.« Director Profile
Posted on 2.19.2013
An Iranian official took aim at the Berlin International Film Festival for giving a prize to dissident filmmaker Jafar Panahi's Closed Curtain at the events recent awards ceremony. The film screened at the festival "illegally."
Posted on 9.29.2011
Jafar Panahi's incredible documentary, made entirely in the confines of his Tehran apartment after being banned from filmmaking and put under house arrest for supporting the 2009 election protests in Iran, is a testament to how art can flourish even under oppressive circumstances.