Berlin festival shows Iranian dissident's new film
- Sabir Ali steps up attack on Naqvi, says the BJP leader should prove allegations or apologise
- Five pending cases against Congress' Imran Masood
- BJP for action against illegal migrants from Bangladesh: Rajnath Singh
- Black box detector to join missing Malaysian jetliner search
- Elections 2014 LIVE: Modi asks if 'Shahzada' trusts his mother Sonia; BJP gives TDP 24-hours to seal alliance
A new movie from a dissident Iranian director that defies a ban on filmmaking and reflects his frustration at being unable to work officially is making its debut at the Berlin film festival.
'Closed Curtain' is co-directed by Jafar Panahi and fellow Iranian filmmaker and his longtime friend Kamboziya Partovi. Panahi, who has won awards at several major film festivals in the past, was sentenced to house arrest and a 20-year ban on filmmaking in 2011 after being convicted of 'making propaganda' against Iran's ruling system.
Partovi presented the movie Tuesday at the Berlin festival, where it's one of 19 films competing for the top Golden Bear award.
It's filmed entirely inside a seaside villa, much of the time with curtains drawn, and the two directors are the lead actors.
- Fight from Varanasi if you want to stop Modi: RUC to Mulayam
- EC disqualifies Ex-MP among 18 former candidates in JK
- BJP sets 24-hour deadline to TDP on sealing AP alliance deal
- DGCA to keep an eye on air charter firms flying politicians
- BJP propagating 'politics of hatred': Sonia Gandhi
- Down in jungleland: Spring Sonata