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  1. Variance Films Picks Up North American Rights to Iranian Film 'Closed Curtain'

    8:53 am 6/10/2014

    Living under house arrest since 2010, director Jafar Panahi ("The White Balloon") defies his 20-year ban on filmmaking with his latest movie, which won the Silver Bear for best script at the Berlin Film Festival.Read more

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  2. Iranian Director Abbas Kiarostami: 'The Situation in Iran Has Never Been This Dark'

    11:33 pm 5/28/2013

    Having made his two previous films abroad, the former Palme d’Or winner says political uncertainty is undermining artistic creativity.Read more

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  3. Iran Bans 'Closed Curtain' Team From Leaving Country

    7:45 am 2/27/2013

    Tehran has confiscated the passports of the film's star Maryam Moghadam and co-director Kamboziya Partovi.Read more

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  4. 'Ip Man: The Final Fight,' 'Closed Curtain' to Bookend Hong Kong Film Festival

    10:30 pm 2/20/2013

    Herman Yau’s feature about the latter years of the martial arts grandmaster will open the 37th edition, while with the Asian premiere of Jafar Panahi and Kamboziya Partovi’s Berlinale award winner will close.Read more

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  5. Iran Protests Berlin Festival Award for Jafar Panahi’s 'Closed Curtain'

    2:10 am 2/20/2013

    The country's top cinema regulator describes the film as an “illegal act” and demands the Berlinale “correct their behavior” after awarding the best screenplay honor to the banned filmmaker.Read more

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  6. Berlin 2013: Politics in Focus as Festival Kicks Off

    12:15 pm 2/7/2013

    Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmaster" opened the 63rd Berlinale Thursday night.Read more

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  7. Iran Mulling Possible Boycott of Venice Film Festival (Report)

    8:13 am 7/31/2012

    The official reason is a protest against the EU's oil sanctions. But speculation is that a boycott could center on Kianoosh Ayari's refusal to censor his film.Read more

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  8. Berlin Invites Arrested Iranian Directors for 2012 Fest

    8:30 am 1/2/2012

    Tehran detained the three directors for allegedly supporting the pro-democracy Green Movement in 2010. Read more

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  9. 'Tatsumi,' 'Habibi' Take Dubai Festival Honors

    1:35 am 12/15/2011

    Jafar Panahi’s “This Is Not A Film” wins documentary prize as 8th Dubai International Film Festival.Read more

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  10. Hollywood Voices Support for Imprisoned Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi

    4:32 pm 10/19/2011

    AMPAS, SAG and ACE are among the groups decrying the director's six-year jail sentence, which was recently upheld by an appeals court.Read more

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