The greatest Iranian film I have ever seen. Glorious in its storytelling, acting and especially camera movement. Quite a scathing political critique as well. Plays with the mystery and noir genres with a documentary feel. Women comprise all the main characters and adds to the boldness and bravery of this film. Jafar Panahi has been in trouble since, but his integrity remains.
Jaffar Panahi, an Iranian filmmaker, was arrested on March 2010 in Iran. Is not crimes to make movies in Iran , but soon he break law in Iran and he open underground terrorist organization he charge with , If you are so worry about him, why no one care about artist like me in Canada ? which I did not have right to display my painting or working as artist in past 16 years in Canada? or any support from Canadian just insulted and racism. in by Canada or USA, Iranian canadian artist http://hajiagha.tripod.com
Was just sentenced to 6 years in prison....what a sad day for cinema and human rights.
Screw Polanski, all us cinephiles should be hard at work at freeing Jafar Panahi!
As a gesture of solidarity for Jafar Panahi who has been arrested and held without charge in Iran for over a month, an international protest will be held across the world, screening films of Panahi worldwide between April 15 and 21. Screenings already confirmed in India, Brazil, Canada, Argentina, Italy, Spain, German, USA, Great Britain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia. For details, visit the international facebook group FREE JAFAR PANAHI! at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=341946171819