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Berlinale 2013. Impressions #4

18 February 2013 10:13 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Closed Curtain

Dir. Jafar Panahi & Kamboziya Partovi

Though it may lack some of the urgent potency of This Is Not a Film's profound implications, both political and philosophical, Jafar Panahi's second "not-a-film" is more formally sophisticated and intricate, an elegantly and movingly directed confession of the director's declining morale. If This Is Not a Film was a "statement" movie that took its limitations and Panahi's situation to make broader points about art and cinema, Closed Curtain sets itself apart as a more introspective look at a man prohibited from the world of work that has defined his life. Less concerned with playing up the restrictions on Panahi, which have been overblown since his film was smuggled into Cannes two years ago, the film emphasizes not the lawful limitations of his life but instead an existentially crippling alienation.

The film begins with a man (co-director Kamboziya Partovi) and a »

- Adam Cook

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