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This is Not a Film

In film nist (Iran)

Directed by:
Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2012
Category:
Synopsis:

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 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 Mojtaba Mirtahmasb and reflecting on the meaning of the art of filmmaking.

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