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thumbnail In Film Nist (This is Not A Film) (2011, Iran)

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Director: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi

Starring: Jafar Panahi

Genre: Doco

Duration: 75 mins

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.

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