A man is hiding out, harbouring an illegal dog, behind the closed curtains of a villa on the Caspian Sea when a young woman on the run after an illicit party turns up at his door. Fictional characters who have escaped from the imagination of the scriptwriter? The altar ego of the scriptwriter? His unlikely muse? Panahi, his co-scriptwriter and the director, arrives. The curtains and boarded windows are opened and reality intrudes. But not for long. A clever interplay of metaphor and reality in which Panahi ponders his role as an artist constrained. Winner of a Silver Bear, Berlin for script.
Director: Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi
Producer: Jafar Panahi
Writer: Jafar Panahi
Cast: Kambuzia Partovi, Maryam Moqadam, Jafar Panahi
Screening time: 106 minutes
Print Source: Celluloid Dreams
Language: Farsi with English subtitles