Shot partially on an iPhone and with a digital camera and smuggled into France in a cake for last-minute submission to Cannes last year, this documentary observes the daily existence of Iranian director Jafar Panahi — under house arrest in Tehran while he appealed a six-year prison sentence and a 20-year ban from filmmaking. His crime? Supporting the opposition in Iran’s 2009 elections. Directed by Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb. The Palisades/Tartan release opens February 29th in New York and March 2 in Los Angeles.
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