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Khers Nist (Turkish, Persian, Azerbaijani with French and English subtitles)
Location
Main screening room
Date
June 2nd, 2024
Duration
107
Cycle
South Asian Film Festival of Montreal

The South Asian Film Festival of Montreal (MSFF) is dedicated to exploring and introducing Montreal audiences to the work of filmmakers of South Asian origin. This 13th edition is an opportunity to discover many recent works, both documentary and fiction, that focus on the Indian subcontinent and its diaspora.

Winner of the Special Jury Prize, 2022 Venice International Film Festival

No Bears
Directed by
Jafar Panahi
Language
Turkish, Persian, Azerbaijani with French and English subtitles
Actors
Jafar Panahi, Reza Heydari, Mina Kavani, Bakhtiyar Panjeei, Vahid Moshaberi, Naser Hashemi
Origins
Iran
Year
2022
Duration
107
Genre
Documentaire
Format
Digital
Synopsis

In an Iranian village near the border, a director witnesses one love story while filming another. Will tradition and politics get the better of both?

No Bears
Awards

Jafar Panahi

Jafar Panahi is an Iranian filmmaker among the most influential figures of the Iranian New Wave movement. He notably won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2000 for his film The Circle, the Golden Bear at Berlin in 2015 for Taxi, and the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes in 2018 for Three Faces. Sentenced in 2010 by the Iranian judiciary to six years in prison for propaganda against the regime, he was released on parole until his arrest in July 2022 at the age of 62. In February 2023, he was released after a hunger and thirst strike. His film No Bears won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2022.

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