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Not Rated | | Drama | 10 April 2014 (Brazil)
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In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a ... See full summary »

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Jafar Panahi (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kambuzia Partovi ... Writer
Maryam Moqadam ... Melika
Jafar Panahi ... Himself
Hadi Saeedi Hadi Saeedi ... Melika's Brother
Azadeh Torabi Azadeh Torabi ... Melika's Sister
Abolghasem Sobhani Abolghasem Sobhani ... Agha Olia
Mahyar Jafaripour Mahyar Jafaripour ... Younger Brother
Ramin Akhariani Ramin Akhariani ... Worker #1
Sina Mashyekhi Sina Mashyekhi ... Worker #2
Siamak Abedinpour Siamak Abedinpour ... Worker #3
Zeynab Kanoum Zeynab Kanoum ... Herself
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In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a young woman fleeing from the authorities. Refusing to leave, she takes refuge in the house. But come dawn, another unexpected presence will change everything. Written by Variance Films

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

10 April 2014 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Closed Curtain See more »

Filming Locations:

Mazandaran Province, Iran

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,002, 13 July 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,098, 25 July 2014
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Partovi said that scenes with curtains on the windows were shot last so as to avoid raising suspicion or getting Panahi into trouble. See more »

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Fascinating but clunky in execution.
27 February 2015 | by Sergeant_TibbsSee all my reviews

I knew from This Is Not A Film that Jafar Panahi is not an ordinary filmmaker. Maybe he was beforehand, but at least now is different. He bends the lines between fiction and documentary in a way I've never seen before, in both artistic and expositional ways. The first 15 minutes of Closed Curtain is some of the most expressionistic filmmaking of the year as co-director Kambuzia Partovi silently closes curtains symbolising the oppressive isolation, physically and mentally, Panahi must feel under house arrest. Unfortunately, the film stumbles in the introduce of drama. There's little believable in the execution of the young criminal couple who disrupt the writer. Then it takes a really interesting turn. The way Panahi manifests the difference between this fictional story and his own pathos is fascinating and crushing. If it didn't have that emotional frustration to it, and recursion that his own writing is being disrupted, then it wouldn't work. Clunkiness in the filmmaking and ambiguity in certain sequences leave it feeling incomplete but Closed Curtain certainly meets This Is Not A Film's match when it comes to unexpected thoughtfulness.

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