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On December 20, 2010, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was convicted of "assembly and colluding with the intention to com¬mit crimes against the country’s national security and propaganda against the Islamic Republic." His sentence: six years in prison and a twenty-year ban on filmmaking or giving any form of interview. Mojtaba Mirtahmasb films the Iranian director at home, living his daily life, and delivering a master class on how to make a film without making a film. "This Is Not a Film" proves that even if a political entity tries to take the power of filmmaking away from a director, there's nothing that can be done if that filmmaker possesses creativity, skill and intelligence. Comfortable in front of the camera but not allowed to hold it, Panahi is bereft of arrogance as he goes through his chores. Mirtahmasb shows lecturing Panahi on directing nonprofessional actors, contending that the director is never fully responsible for the content.

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Mojtaba Mirtahmasb (b. 1971 in Kerman, Iran) directed "Lady of the Roses" (2008) and co-directed "This Is Not a Film" (2011). On the way to the Toronto Film Festival, he was detained, stripped of his passport, confiscated his baggage, including his laptop and notebooks, and told he could not leave Iran to present this film. He has since also been formally arrested and charged by the Iranian government. Selected filmography: "Lady of the Roses" (2008), "This Is Not a Film" (2011, doc, co-dir, "Kino pavasaris"). Jafar Panahi (b. 1960 in Mianeh, Iran) won the Camera d'Or at Cannes for "The White Balloon" in 1995. His other celebrated films include "The Circle" (2000), "Crimson Gold" (2003), "Offside" (2006). Panahi has been arrested and imprisoned in Iran repeatedly since 2009, sparking international outcry. He is currently living under house arrest in Tehran. Selected filmography: "Doust" (1992, short), "The Last Exam" (1992), "The White Balloon" (1995), "The Mirror" (1997), "The Circle" (2000), "Crimson Gold" (2003), "Offside" (2006), "Untying the Knot" (2007, short), "The Accordion" (2010, short), "This Is Not a Film" (2011, doc, co-dir, "Kino pavasaris").
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Metai - 2011
Šalis - Iran
Trukmė - 75 min
Režisierius - Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
Scenarijaus autoriai - Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi
Aktoriai - Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
Prodiuseriai - Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
Operatorius - Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi
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Platintojas - Wide Management
Dialogai - Persian
Subtitrai - Lithuanian, English
Amžiaus cenzas - {films_custom_fields.custom_field.1104}

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