My Second NYFF Piece

It's now up on the Jewish Week website. I'll have a little more to say about a few films other films in the next day or two. (And for those of you with little or no Hebrew, l'dor va-dor means 'from generation to generation.')

In the meantime, on an infinitely more serious note, Jafar Panahi, the Iranian filmmaker currently under house arrest while he waits to begin a six-year prison sentence, and facing a 20-year ban from filmmaking, is not sitting idly by. In an interview with IndieWire, his friend and occasional collaborator Abbas Kiarostami says that Panahi has made a second film, a follow-up to last year's This Is Not a Film, in which he continues his one-man/one-camera battle with the current regime. Panahi is not just a very good filmmaker -- I'd say that on the basis of Crimson Gold, Offside and The White Balloon -- but he's a man of rare integrity and courage.





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