Iranian film director Jafar Panahi arrested
March 4, 2010, 10:01 AM
Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi (b. 1960), whose work is known the world over thanks to the awards he has received at top film festivals (Golden Leopard at Locarno 1997 for Ayneh / The Mirror, Golden Lion at Venice 2000 for Dayereh / The Circle, and Silver Bear at Berlin 2006 for Offside, among others), was a member of the international jury at the 36th Karlovy Vary IFF in 2001, which also presented a retrospective of his films. As a member of the opposition movement against the policies of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he was arrested and imprisoned for a short time last summer, and prohibited from leaving Iran. Earlier this week, a group of men in plain clothes burst into his Tehran apartment, searched the premises, and led the director, his wife, and his daughter no one knows where.
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival joins the rest of the world in protesting the arrest of this renowned artist.
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