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Closed Curtain
Archived: Closed Curtain - Pardé (2013)

director: Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi

With: Kambuzia Partovi (Writer), Maryam Moqadam (Melika), Jafar Panahi (Himself), Hadi Saeedi (Melika's Brother), Azadeh Torabi (Melika's Sister), Abolghasem Sobhani (Agha Olia), Mahyar Jafaripour (Younger Brother), a.o.

duration: 106 minutes

An unnamed screenwriter arrives at a secluded villa on the Caspian Sea. He secretly brings along his pet dog named Boy. Dogs are considered unclean under Islamic rule and the writer intends to hide Boy from authorities as he tries to get some writing done. The writer shaves his head to disguise his identity and covers all the windows in the villa with black material.


director: Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi
producer: Jafar Panahi
screenplay: Jafar Panahi
Editor: Jafar Panahi
Cinematography: Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah
sound: Javad Emami

production company: Jafar Panahi Film Productions

More info

subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: Iran
year: 2013


JAFAR PANAHI (1960): The Wounded Heads (1988, documentary short), Kish (1991, documentary), The Friend (1992, short), The Last Exam (1992, short), The White Balloon (1995), Ardekoul (1997, documentary short), The Mirror (1997), The Circle (2000), Crimson Gold (2003), Offside (2006), Untying the Knot (2007, short), The Accordion (2010, short), This Is Not A Film (2011, documentary), Closed Curtain (2013)

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format: Blu Ray
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