Iran. December, 2010. Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi is placed under house arrest after the repressive Iranian regime charges him with alleged crimes against national security. His response? To covertly film his straitened circumstances using only a cameraphone and a digital video camera.
A deeply courageous, and, in the circumstance, astonishing piece of filmmaking. It's slow going at times but considering the guerrilla techniques used to make it, and the fact that it was smuggled out of Iran in a cake, it's well tracking down in the cinema (or bakery).
Reviewed by David Hughes
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