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Jafar Panahi


Jafar Panahi was born on July 11, 1960 in Mianeh, Iran. He is a director and editor, known for In film nist (2011), Dayereh (2000) and Taxi (2015). He is married to Tahereh Saeedi. See full bio »

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Known For

In film nist
In film nist Director
(2011)
Dayereh
Dayereh Director
(2000)
Offside
Offside Director
(2006)
Taxi
Taxi Director
(2015)

Filmography

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 2015/III Taxi
 2013 Pardé
 2011 In film nist (Documentary)
 2010 The Accordion (Short)
 2007 Untying the Knot (Short)
 2006/I Offside
 2003 Talaye sorkh
 2000 Dayereh
 1997 Ardekoul (Documentary short)
 1997 Ayneh
 1992 Akharin emtehan (Short)
 1992 Doust (Short)
 1991 Kish (Documentary)
 1988 Yarali bashlar (Documentary short)
Show Show Editor (14 credits)
Show Show Writer (9 credits)
Show Show Producer (7 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (2 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
Show Show Sound department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (11 credits)

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I want you to put yourself in my shoes as a filmmaker who can't do anything else but make films, and doesn't want to do anything else. How much time do I have left? Do I have twenty years left to live? I cannot stay idle. I know this is what they want. They let me out of a small prison and released me to a much larger one.When I was in a small prison I knew there was nothing I could do there. ... See more »

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Arrested on March 1, 2010 at his home along with Mohammad Rasoulof and Mehdi Pourmoussa. Amongst detained were 15 others, including his wife and their daughter, but released 48 hours later. Panahi's arrest was confirmed by the government, but charges were not specified. Filmmakers Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Steven Soderbergh, Paul Thomas Anderson, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, ... See more »

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