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182 Ratings

Closed Curtain


Iran, 2013
Documentary, Drama
  • Farsi
  • English


They are both on the run: the man with the dog he isn’t allowed to own because Islamic law deems it to be unclean, and the young woman who took part in an illicit party on the shores of the Caspian Sea…

Our take

Iranian master Jafar Panahi’s second film made while under house arrest turns his own plight into a moving, humane and universal story at once realistic and allegorical about isolation, unjust laws, and artistic creativity. Another cinematic triumph made under terrible circumstances.

Closed Curtain
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Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2013 | 2 wins including: Best Screenplay (Competition)

2013 | Golden Berlin Bear

Village Voice Film Poll

2013 | Nominee: Best Undistributed Film

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2013 | 2nd place: Best Undistributed Film

BFI London Film Festival

2013 | Debate

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