The DVDRip of the 2011 highly-rated Persian documentary “This is Not a Film”. The film was smuggled from Iran to Cannes in a flash drive hidden inside a birthday cake, because Director Jafar Panahi was put under house arrest in 2010 and banned from filmmaking for 20 years. Enjoy!
Cast: Jafar Panahi
Runtime: 75 min
Ratings: IMDB: 7.7 (1,298 votes) | RT: 96% (27 reviews)
Synopsis: It’s been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.
Promo trailer for This Is Not a Film.
Iranian filmmakers Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb’s startling documentary depicts a day in Panahi’s life as he appeals his conviction for “propaganda against the system” — which carries with it a jail sentence and a twenty-year ban from writing or directing.