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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (107 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : GoDigital, 2013.

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General Note:
Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi, Maryam Moqadam
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by GoDigital in 2013.
Summary, etc.:
Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi (This is Not a Film) bravely defies a twenty-year government ban on filmmaking to create a masterpiece. In a secluded house by the sea, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a young woman fleeing from the authorities. Refusing to leave, she takes refuge in the house. But come dawn, another unexpected presence will change everything. A highly self-reflexive work about both the act of creation and the desire to self-destruct, this powerful film illustrates the difficulty of being an artist in a highly censored society.. Silver Bear Winner for Best Screenplay and nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.. "Critic's Pick! A mischievous, Pirandellian entertainment. It is also an allegory, dark but not despairing, of the creative spirit under political pressure, and of the ways the imagination can be both a refuge and a place of confinement." - The New York Times. " * * * * * (Five out of five stars)!. Banned Iranian director Jafar Panahi is back with another brilliant filmed-in-secret film. Absolutely stunning... The journey is often challenging, but the rewards ́ heady, emotional, provocative and invigorating ́ are endless." - Time Out
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In Persian
Subject: Foreign language films.
Motion pictures.
Genre: Feature films.

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