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Astonishing cinema: No Bears reviewed

12 November 2022

9:00 AM

12 November 2022

9:00 AM

No Bears

12A, Key Cities

Jafar Panahi’s No Bears is, first and foremost, a wonderful film. More than this, you don’t need to know but I’ll tell you anyway. Panahi, an Iranian filmmaker, was banned from making films by the Iran government in 2010 yet has persisted clandestinely. One of his films (This Is Not a Film) was smuggled to the Cannes festival on a USB stick buried inside a cake.

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