Jafar Panahi

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Streaming: the Barbican's first-person documentary season
Film-makers get personal in the Barbican Cinema on Demand’s first fully themed season

Guy Lodge

05, Sep, 2020 @7:00 AM

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3 faces review – another brave act of cinematic defiance
A brave road movie from the banned Iranian director

Wendy Ide

31, Mar, 2019 @7:00 AM

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3 Faces review: Jafar Panahi's latest is calm, modest – and inscrutable
The great Iranian director, currently under house arrest, has delivered a purposefully oblique – if always enjoyable – meditation on acting, reportage and political unrest

Peter Bradshaw

13, May, 2018 @1:29 PM

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Cannes 2018: Asghar Farhadi demands Iran lift travel ban on Jafar Panahi
At the press conference for opening night film Everybody Knows, Farhadi expressed solidarity for Panahi, whose new drama Three Faces is also playing in competition

Gwilym Mumford

09, May, 2018 @11:59 AM

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Cannes 2018: The directors who are banned from attending the film festival
Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi and Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov – who both have films competing for the Palme d’Or – have been prevented from leaving their respective countries

Gwilym Mumford; additional reporting by Saeed Kamali Dehghan

08, May, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Cannes film festival 2018: full list of films
The official selection has been announced for the 71st Cannes film festival running 8-19 May. Here are all the titles screening

Guardian film

19, Apr, 2018 @3:46 PM

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Peter Bradshaw on the Cannes 2018 lineup: Netflix out, plenty of newcomers in
The streaming giant has been barred, the female director quotient is low, but the lineup, from Asghar Farhadi’s opener onwards, is undeniably smart-looking

Peter Bradshaw

12, Apr, 2018 @3:35 PM

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Celluloid is strictly for nostalgists. Digital technology saved a dying medium
Those who mourn the passing of 35mm forget what a closed club film-making was, and overlook how vital and creative digital cinema has become

Danny Leigh

07, Jul, 2016 @1:03 PM

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Taxi Tehran review – Jafar Panahi’s joy ride
Again thumbing his nose at the regime that has banned him, the courageous Iranian director makes his latest film in a car

Jonathan Romney

01, Nov, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Farsi and the furious: what Taxi Tehran's radical journey says about cars in movies
In director Jafar Panahi’s new film, a shared cab provides a space where passengers spill their secrets. It’s a far cry from James Bond’s Aston Martin in Spectre
Plus: Stuart Heritage on cars that stole the show

Danny Leigh

29, Oct, 2015 @6:53 PM

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Taxi Tehran review – a joyous ride
The Iranian film-maker turned taxi driver Jafar Panahi combats his persecutors with guerrilla tactics, sly humour and good grace – like an anti-Travis Bickle

Peter Bradshaw

29, Oct, 2015 @3:00 PM

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Closed Curtain review – Iranian auteur on depression and creativity
Jafar Panahi’s troubling film, again made in secret in defiance of the state, is part allegory and part Pirandellian fantasy

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

06, Sep, 2015 @7:00 AM

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