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    Jafar Panhi's 'Taxi': First Reviews From Berlin Say Government Restrictions Have Only Made His Movies Better

    Panahi's third film under a government ban may be his best, and most entertaining, yet.

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    Berlin Review: Jafar Panahi's 'Taxi' is a Unique Cinematic Masterpiece

    The Iranian filmmaker's third feature produced while technically living under a filmmaking ban provides an original take on the role of video in modern society.

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    Berlin Adds Competition Titles From Werner Herzog, Jafar Panahi and Bill Condon

    Germany's biggest film festival made some exciting additions to its lineup today.

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    Review: 'Closed Curtain' Directed by Jafar Panahi And Kambuzia Partovi

    It’s damn near impossible to reflect on Jafar Panahi’s latest directorial effort/rebellion, “Closed Curtain,” without considering the facts of his current life. After being arrested and imprisoned multiple times in the last few years, the Iranian government has prohibited Panahi from leaving the cou...

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    Down with Censorship: Jafar Panahi's 'Closed Curtain' To Be Released for Free in Iran

    Variance Films, a division of Amplify, will release Jafar Panahi's "Closed Curtain" digitally in Iran for free online for Iranians using VHX, the direct-to-consumer platform.

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    Review: Why Jafar Panahi Was Right to Defy the Iranian Government Again With 'Closed Curtain'

    Panahi's latest fascinating defiance of the constraints placed on him illustrates his deep commitment to the art form at all costs -- including, perhaps, his own sanity.

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    'Closed Curtain' Director Jafar Panahi Talks About Making Movies Under House Arrest: 'Put Yourself in My Shoes'

    Panahi is prohibited by the Iranian government from making movies for 20 years, but his new one opens next week.

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