Sunday, November 6, 2011

Review: This is Not a Film

This is Not a Film
Dir. Jafar Panahi & Mojbata Mirtahmasb
Year: 2011
Aus Rating: G
Running Time: 75mins

Iranian director Jafar Panahi claims that his latest documentary is “not a film.” Well, if he says so. Who are we to debate with this man on his own creative endeavour? This is Not a Film certainly doesn’t abide by standard filmic traits, even those of a documentary, so it could definitely be argued that Panahi’s title is on point. And just to further prove his point, Panahi and co-director Mojbata Mirtahmasb made it on a digital camcorder (and at one stage an iPhone.) It really isn’t a film at all!

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