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Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film This Is Not a Film

Banned from making films for 20 years and facing a 6 year prison term, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi made this document of his days under house arrest with the help from some of his friends. A searing work, in which he discusses what the film that got him in trouble might have looked like, and his life behind the camera. It may not be a film by Panahi's definition, but it's a powerful, essential act of defiance.