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Closed Curtain by Jafar Panahi and Kamboziya Partovi (2013, 106 min.). A screenwriter hides with his illegal dog, considered “unclean” under Islamic law, but a mysterious woman, Melika, who is on the run from authorities, soon joins him. The two strangers exchange suspicious glances, and the screenwriter is convinced Melika is a spy. A profound meditation on the delicate and blurry line between fiction and real life, Closed Curtain is another defiant film from Panahi, a director who is officially banned from filmmaking by Iranian officials until 2030.