This Is Not a Film

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If we could tell a film, then why make a film?

Renowned Iranian director Jafar Panahi received a 6-year prison sentence and a 20-year ban from filmmaking and conducting interviews with foreign press due to his open support for the opposition party in Iran's 2009 election. In this film, which was shot secretly by Panahi's close friend Mojtaba Mirtahmasb and smuggled into France on a USB stick concealed inside a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, Panahi documents his daily life under house arrest as he awaits a decision on his appeal.

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Isto Não É um Filme, Dies ist kein Film, To nie jest film, Esto no es una película, Isto não é um Filme, Ez nem egy film, No es una película, 這不是一部電影, Ceci n'est pas un film, Afto den einai mia tainia, In film nist

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