Jafar Panahi

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Jafar Panahi

Born Jul 11, 1960. From Mianeh, Iran.

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Posted on 2.19.2013

Iranian Government Blasts Berlinale For Panahi Win

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."

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Posted on 9.29.2011

NYFF Spotlight: This Is Not a Film

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.

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