THIS IS NOT A FILM

IN FILM NIST

By Jafar PANAHI, Mojtaba MIRTAHMASB

WIDE - as SALES All rights, World / PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

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

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Toronto - TIFF 2011
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    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • IRAN
    • Languages
    • PERSIAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jafar PANAHI, Mojtaba MIRTAHMASB
    • Producer(s)
    • Jafar PANAHI, Mojtaba MIRTAHMASB
    • Synopsis
    • “Our problems are all our assets.”
      Understanding this promising paradox helped us not to lose hope, and to be able to go on since we believe wherever in the world that we live, we are going to face problems, big or small. But it is our duty not to be defeated and to think of solutions.
      The reality of being alive and the dream of keeping cinema alive motivated us to go through the existing limitations in Iranian cinema.
      The existing possibilities in cinema have convinced us that a filmmaker has only himself to blame if he is unable to make films. The discerning nature of art not only paves the way for the artist to overcome problems, but in the process of creativity, it turns every limitation into a subject for work.
      The unpleasant reality governing Iranian cinema and filmmakers today drove us to not overlook this (perhaps transient) reality and to depict parts of it that were reflected in us.
      Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb (May the 5th of 2011)
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