PREVIEW: No Bears (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?

Jafar Panahi (Three Faces), Naser Hashemi (Another One’s House), Vahid Mobasheri (film debut), Bakhtiyar Panjeei (The Alien), Mina Khosravani (Red Rose), Narges Delaram (The Home), Reza Heydari (film debut), Javad Siyahi (film debut), Yousef Soleymani (film debut), Amir Davar (film debut), Darya Alei (film debut), Sinan Yusufoglu (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Jafar Panahi (Three Faces), director, writer, producer; Amin Jafari (Conditional Release), cinematographer; Amir Etminan (Hit the Road), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Filmmaker Jafar Panahi (as himself), unable to leave his home country of Iran, travels to a small village by the Turkish border to direct a new film remotely as it shoots in Turkey. In the village, Panahi struggles with poor Wi-Fi connection, being caught in the middle of villagers’ tension, and his own turmoil about the restrictions placed upon him…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The latest film by Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi comes at an extremely turbulent time for the country, especially with Panahi himself being arrested and imprisoned by the authoritarian government.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2022

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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