KARLOVY VARY, Czech Rep. — Iranian helmer Jafar Panahi, who is under house arrest and waiting to start a six-year prison sentence, made a surprise appearance via Skype at the Karlovy Vary Film…
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A Tehran appeals court has upheld a six-year jail sentence against Jafar Panahi as well as a 20-year filmmaking and travel ban on the Iranian helmer, local state media reported.
Iranian femme director Negar Azarbeyjani's first feature, "Facing Mirrors," presents two women poles apart in class and beliefs -- one a naive traditionalist forced by circumstances to support her…
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