Skip to comments.Iran Rejects Jafar Panahiís Appeal (film director)
Posted on 10/17/2011 5:43:25 AM PDT by nuconvert
COLOGNE, Germany A court in Tehran has rejected Jafar Panahis attempt to appeal his prison sentence for allegedly making propaganda films against the Iranian government. The court confirmed the original sentence handed Panahi in December last year: a six-year prison term and a 20-year-ban from making films. But Panahi has not given up yet. The directors lawyer told Iranian Student News Agency Isna he would appeal the ruling to Irans supreme court.
Panahi is one of Irans most acclaimed film directors, having won honors in the Berlin, Cannes and Venice Film Festivals. His features - such as The Mirror (1997), The Circle (2000) and Offside (2006) are not overtly political but in their depiction of ordinary life in Iran can be viewed as subtle critiques of the Islamic regime
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