This Is Not a Film Poster

Release Date: February 29th, 2012

DVD Release Date: December 6th, 2011

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.

Director: Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Palisades Tartan

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

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