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Directed by Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Iran, 2011, 75 mins. Persian with English subtitles. Hawai‘i premiere
Shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France for a last-minute submission to Cannes, this powerful documentary captures Iranian director Jafar Panahi while under house arrest in his Tehran apartment appealing his sentence—six years in prison and a 20-year ban from filmmaking. Official Selection: Cannes, Toronto International Film Festival. Special thanks to FFF sponsor Louis Vuitton, hotel sponsors Aqua Hotels and Resorts, and Bruno de Paris Salon.