This Is Not A Film captures the tragic and absurd lengths to which banned Iranian director Jafar Panahi would go to continue his art of filmmaking while under house arrest in Iran. Through its depiction of a day in Panahi’s life, This Is Not A Film delivers a sharp, measured critique of the current state of Iranian cinema. Befittingly smuggled to Cannes on a flash drive hidden in a cake, This Is Not A Film made the Oscar Best Documentary shortlist in 2013.
Dir. Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb / 75 min / 2011 / Iran / In Persian with English subtitles / Rating TBC