Jafar Panahi


A protestor stand by giant posters featuring Iranian director Jafar... News PhotoActivity,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Berlin,Berlin International Film Festival,Berlin International Film Festival 2013,Competition,Cross Section,Film Director,Film Industry,Germany,Horizontal,Jafar Panahi,Motion,Poster,Protestor,StandingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA protestor stand by giant posters featuring Iranian director Jafar Panahi is displayed in front of the Berlinale Festival Palace during a protest action against his non-attendance at the festival where the film 'Parde'('Closed Curtain') he codirected with Kambuzia Partovi is presented in the competition section of the 63rd Berlinale Film Festival on February 12, 2013. Panahi, a film-maker repeatedly acclaimed at major international festivals for gritty and socially critical movies that are banned in Iran, could not attend the Berlinale as he is placed under house arrest after being sentenced for a documentary he tried to make on the unrest following the 2009 election. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)