(Iran/2018—directed by Jafar Panahi)
Revered Iranian actress Behnaz Jafari (playing herself) receives an alarming video shot by a young woman on a smartphone; after showing the video clip to her friend, director Jafar Panahi (also playing himself), the two decide to drive to the woman’s tiny home village to investigate the authenticity of the images.
Made without authorization, the beguiling fourth feature film that the brilliant Jafar Panahi (The White Balloon, Offside) has somehow completed since being officially banned by his government from making movies may be the most engaging, sophisticated and surprisingly optimistic work of his career. Best Screenplay Prize, 2018 Cannes Film Festival. In Persian with English subtitles. (100 min.)
“An artful, surprising and thrillingly intelligent story about a few women trying to make a difference.” -Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
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