This Is Not a Film: Cannes Review
Director Jafar Panahi works within the constraints imposed by house arrest as he awaits the court’s verdict that could send him to jail for the next six years.
What can a talented, award-winning director do after being legally banned from making movies in his country? In This Is Not a Film, Jafar Panahi works within the constraints imposed by house arrest and, as he awaits the court’s verdict that could send him to jail for the next six years, he reads the script of his new movie. It’s a film that may never be realized, seeing that the Iranian government has asked the court to prohibit him from writing or filming for the next 20 years.
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