Sunday, May 8, 2011

Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof in the Cannes Official Selection

Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof, currently subject to legal proceedings in Iran which earned them a sentence of six years in prison and a 20-year employment ban, to which they have appealed, will be in Cannes with two films made in semi-clandestine conditions and which reached the festival in recent days." The reality of being alive and the dream of keeping cinema alive motivated us to go through the existing limitations in Iranian cinema." , Jafar Panahi said in a letter sent to the Festival on May 5th

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