Screen Junkies » Jafar Panahi http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:25:13 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Iranian Filmmaker C-Blocked From Filmmaking For Twenty Years http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/iranian-filmmaker-c-blocked-from-filmmaking-for-twenty-years/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/iranian-filmmaker-c-blocked-from-filmmaking-for-twenty-years/#comments Tue, 21 Dec 2010 18:34:08 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13073 Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been banned from filmmaking for twenty years. Harsh. It's not like he directed Yogi Bear.

The post Iranian Filmmaker C-Blocked From Filmmaking For Twenty Years appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>

"Serious, bro?"

Might be time for Jafar Panahi to quit his day job. The Iranian filmmaker was arrested in 2009 for publicly mourning protesters who were killed while demonstrating against presidential election results (psst… hey Iran. I also heard Brett Ratner was there). Now he’s being sentenced to six years in prison (not the sexy kind from cable television), and being banned from filmmaking for twenty.

Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Francis Ford Coppola have spoken out publicly in support of Panahi, and an appeal has been called for. Says Scorcese, “C’mon. It’s not like he directed Yogi Bear.”

Granted, this seems extreme to those of us in the western world. But is it really all that bad? He’s only banned from filmmaking, not film developing. And I heard FotoMat is hiring. Dude will be fine. (The Guardian)

The post Iranian Filmmaker C-Blocked From Filmmaking For Twenty Years appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/iranian-filmmaker-c-blocked-from-filmmaking-for-twenty-years/feed/ 0 jafar_panahi "Serious, bro?"