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Film as inaesthetics, life as non-cinema: a study of Jafar Panahi’s forbidden trilogy

Nagib, L. (2018) Film as inaesthetics, life as non-cinema: a study of Jafar Panahi’s forbidden trilogy. In: Campo, J., Crowder-Taraborrelli, T., Garavelli, C., Piedras, P. and Wilson, K. (eds.) Documental: Teorías, Praxis, Tecnologías. Prometeo, Buenos Aires. (In Press)

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This chapter will address cinema’s constitutive dilemma between indexicality and manipulation by means of a reflection on ‘non-cinema’, that is, a cinema that ambitions to be real life itself. The focus will fall onto Jafar Panahi’s forbidden trilogy, This Is Not a Film (In film nist, co-directed by Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, 2011), Closed Curtain (Pardé, co-directed by Kambuzia Partovi, 2013) and Taxi Tehran (Taxi, 2015), all of which have come into being despite (or rather as a result of) the ban from making films imposed on him by the Iranian authorities.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Film, Theatre & Television
ID Code:81203
Uncontrolled Keywords:Jafar Panahi; This is not a film; Closed Curtain; Taxi Tehran; Iranian Cinema; World Cinema; Realism

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