Pardé (Closed Curtain)
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Pardé (Closed Curtain)
Persecuted Iranian director Jafar Panahi co-created this allegorical drama with Kambozia Partovi. The latter stars as a screenwriter who is holed up in his house, covering all the windows with dark draperies, in order to hide his dog from authorities who have declared that canines are filthy and a menace to Iranian society. As he lives a quiet life trying to write, a man and woman appear at his door one day. They claim the woman is a dissident and needs to hide from authorities, but the writer wonders if they themselves haven't been sent to take away his dog. Later, reality and drama… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lays out psychological distress through artistic repression."
‑ Dan Schindel, Movie Mezzanine
"Because of the almost dreamlike logic of the story, it's no surprise that Panahi is less interested in plot as he is in working through personal issues"
‑ Tim Grierson, Paste Magazine
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