Directed by Jafar Panahi (Iran, 2018, 100 min.). Digital. Persian with English subtitles.

The fourth movie he’s made in defiance of a ban on making films imposed by the Iranian government won Jafar Panahi (The White Balloon, Crimson Gold, Taxi) the award for Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival last year. In a touching tribute to his mentor the late Abbas Kiarostami’s many road movies, Panahi and famous actress Behnaz Jafari play fictionalized versions of themselves on a trek to Iran’s mountainous northwest to find out if a video of a teenage girl apparently committing suicide and blaming Jafari for it is real. The Hollywood Reporter’s Deborah Young calls it “charming Iranian cinema at its purest. Defiantly modern in its liberal message about freedom of choice.”

Synopsis courtesy of the Freer|Sackler at the Smithsonian Institution.

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