Jafar Panahi


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Jafar Panahi (Born 11 July 1960) is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film editor, commonly identified with the Iranian New Wave film movement. After several years of making short films and working as an assistant director for fellow Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami, Panahi achieved international recognition with his feature film ... See full bio »

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Taxi Director
(2015)
Offside Director
(2006)
The Circle Director
(2000)
3 Faces Director
(2018)

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 2020 Celles qui chantent (Documentary)
 2018 3 Faces
 2016 Où en êtes-vous Jafar Panahi? (Documentary short)
 2015/III Taxi
 2011 This Is Not a Film (Documentary)
 2010 The Accordion (Short)
 2007 Untying the Knot (Short)
 2007 Persian Carpet (Documentary) (segment ": "Untying the Knot")
 2006/I Offside
 2003 Crimson Gold
 2000 The Circle
 1997 Ardekoul (Documentary short)
 1997 The Mirror
 1992 The Friend (Short)
 1992 The Last Exam (Short)
 1991 Kish (Documentary)
 1988 Negah-e dovom (Documentary short)
 1988 The Wounded Heads (Documentary short)
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Show Show Cinematographer (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
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[observation, 2014] I'm really optimistic about the future of Iranian cinema because of all these young and talented filmmakers...What makes me hopeful is this pool of young filmmakers can use all-digital cameras to make their own movies. There was a time when the government had a monopoly on all the filmmaking equipment. But right now you don't have to go to the government to make your films. 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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