CECI N’EST PAS UN FILM

Directed by Jafar Panahi,Mojtaba Mirtahmasb Friday, May 10

IRAN / FRANCE, 2012, 75’, DCP EN PERSE SOUS-TITRE FRANCAIS| IN PERSIAN WITH FRENCH SUBTITLES

Synopsis


Depuis des mois, Jafar Panahi attend le verdict de la cour d’appel. A travers la représentation d’une journée dans la vie de Jafar Panahi, Jafar et un autre cinéaste iranien, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, nous proposent un aperçu de la situation actuelle du cinéma iranien.

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This clandestine documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggledinto France in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimeddirectorJafarPanahi (OFFSIDE, THE CIRCLE) during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment. While appealing his sentence – six years in prison and a 20 year ban fromfilmmaking – Panahi is seen talking to hisfamily and lawyer on the phone, discussing his plight withMirtahmasb and reflecting on the meaning of the art of filmmaking.

festivals & awards

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Compétitionofficielle, Festival de Cannes 2011
Sélection officielle, Festival international du film de Toronto 2011
Prix Muhr Asia Africa, Festival international du film de Dubaï 2011