Archive for tag: Jafar Panahi

Videodrone: ‘This is Not a Film’ and disc debuts from Lang and Dwan

13 March, 2013 (09:03) | Blu-ray, by Sean Axmaker, DVD, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

This is Not a Film (Palisades Tartan) is one of the bravest films of recent memory. While Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was under house arrest awaiting appeal — he had been prosecuted for “assembly and colluding with the intention to commit crimes against the country’s national security and propaganda against the Islamic Republic” and sentenced […]

Jafar Panahi Freed – But For How Long?

18 May, 2010 (10:10) | Movie Controversies | By: Sean Axmaker

UPDATE May 26: Jafar Panahi Freed! According to a report from the Associated Press, Iranian authorities have released Jafar Panahi. He’s been freed on $200,000 bail, but his troubles may not be over. According to the report, the indictment (which is still sealed; the “crimes” he’s been accused of have still not been made public) […]

Seattle Film Community calls for the release of Jafar Panahi

6 May, 2010 (09:00) | by Kathleen Murphy, Movie Controversies | By: Kathleen Murphy

In March 2010, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi (The White Balloon, The Circle, Crimson Gold and Offside) was arrested and locked up in Tehran’s Evin prison, initially for “unspecified crimes,” then on charges directly related to his work. Though Mr. Panahi’s award-winning films have brought credit to his native land, his countrymen have been banned from seeing his work during […]