No Bears

Khers Nist

Venice Film Festival

VERDICT: The world premiere of Jafar Panahi’s simple but militantly engrossing ‘No Bears’, which comes to grips with the thin line between art and reality, took place in Venice competition while the director remained in prison in Tehran after his second arrest on July 11.

After making films for years while on conditional release from prison, some of them shot in his own
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