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The Accordion

Iran, 2010 (MIFF 2011, Shorts showing before features)

Director: Jafar Panahi

The Accordion tells of the human drive for material survival against a backdrop of religious intolerance. Two young street performers in Tehran, a boy and a girl, have their accordion confiscated following an incident, which they must learn to accept in order to survive.

In 2010, dissident director Jafar Panahi received a six-year jail sentence in Iran and was forbidden from making films or giving media interviews for 20 years.

D/S Jafar Panahi P Adelina von Fürstenberg WS ART for The World L Farsi w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2010

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