A one-location movie tills fertile thematic ground for auteurs, celebrities, and ordinary people who explore facets of being alone through film and video — the subtle distinctions between solitude, loneliness, isolation, confinement, paranoia, and sanctuary.
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Iranian director Jafar Panahi has violated his 20-year government-imposed filmmaking ban to make a powerful feature about Iranian women’s relationships to art and labor.
Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi continues to make movies. Caged in his perverse, Kafkaesque “larger prison,” Panahi faces a 20-year ban by the Iranian government on filmmaking, international travel, and interviews.
LOS ANGELES — Last year, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was sentenced to six years in prison for “propaganda against the state.” In addition to the prison sentence, he was banned from making films for twenty years. But his latest film is shot entirely on iPhones.