Closed Curtain
aka Pardé
First screened in September 2013
Directors: Jafar Panahi and Kambuzia Partovi. Cast: Kambuzia Partovi, Maryam Moqadam, Hadi Saeedi, Jafar Panahi, Abolghasem Sobhani, Zeynab Kanoum, Ramin Akhariani, Sina Mashyekhi, Siamak Abedinpour, Mahyar Jafaripour. Screenplay: Jafar Panahi and Kambuzia Partovi.

Twitter Capsule: Panahi's house arrest takes more Pirandellian turns. Warmer, trickier than his last but even more openly frustrated.

VOR:   Works best as complement to This Is Not a Film. Each has different virtues. Not every idea is equally fresh but "Risk" is off the charts, surely.

Photo © 2013 Jafar Panahi Film Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Berlin Film Festival: Best Screenplay

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