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Watch: Canine Genocide, Broken Glass and Swimming Fully-Dressed in Trailer for Berlin Fest-Winner 'Closed Curtain'

Indiewire By Oliver MacMahon | Indiewire June 30, 2014 at 2:20PM

Variance Films has just released the new trailer for Jafar Panahi and Kambuzia Partovi's new film "Closed Curtain" -- the Iranian film is Panhani's second feature after being banned from filmmaking for twenty years by the Islamic Revolutionary Court in December 2010.
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Variance Films has just released the new trailer for Jafar Panhani and Kambuzia Partovi's new film "Closed Curtain" -- the Iranian film is Panhani's second feature after being banned from filmmaking for twenty years by the Islamic Revolutionary Court in December 2010. (The first was 2011's "This Is Not a Film.") "Closed Curtain" premiered at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival last year, winning the Silver Bear Award for Best Script, and also screened at the 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival.

READ MORE: Berlin Review: Haunted By His Characters, Jafar Panahi Defies Iranian Government Again With Cryptically Self-Referential 'Closed Curtain'

The film tells the surreal story of an unnamed screenwriter, his dog Boy and two intruders at his reclusive beachfront property on the Caspian Sea. Eric Kohn wrote in our review that "In the struggle to tell a story, Panahi reveals the redemptive power of art. No longer issuing desperate pleas, he has turned to cinema for the sake of survival." Check out the trailer below:

This article is related to: Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi, Berlin International Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Closed Curtain