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Documentary Donnerstag #6 – This is not a Film

This clandestinely made 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). While appealing his sentence – six years in prison and a 20-year ban from filmmaking – fellow director Mojtaba Mirtahmasb (Lady of the Roses) visits Mr. Panahi at his Tehran apartment and films him talking to his family and lawyer on the phone, reflecting on the art of filmmaking, meeting some of his neighbors and even interacting with an inquisitive iguana.

Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi | Iran | 2011 | 75 mins



Date :
9th May 2013
Heure :
Prix :
€4 à €8




Berlin Film Society