This Is Not a Film Poster

This Is Not a Film

Release Date: February 29th, 2012

Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 15 min.

Plot Summary
Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi makes a video diary with his phone in response to his government's threats against him.


Directors: ,

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Palisades Tartan

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  • Against all odds, an unquenchable artist has made yet another piece of powerful art. show more

  • A small but extremely significant message in a bottle. That metaphor is almost literal: The picture made its way to Cannes via a USB drive -- which was smuggled in a cake. show more

  • If you pay close attention, there's also an exhilarating evocation of how art is stubbornly made, and arbitrary authority put in its place, under the most confining conditions. Rene Magritte, whose famous pipe painting is slyly honored in the movie's title, would be jazzed. show more

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