Watch The Trailer For Jafar Panahi’s Closed Curtain

On July 9th, Variance Films will begin it’s US theatrical tour of Jafar Panahi’s latest film, Closed Curtain, at the Film Forum in New York. 

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi bravely defies his 20-year ban on filmmaking yet again, and stunningly, he has created a masterpiece that not only lives up to his earlier, pre-ban work but surpasses it in many ways.

In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a young woman fleeing from the authorities. Refusing to leave, she takes refuge in the house. But come dawn, another unexpected presence will change everything.


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