NO BEARS

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 1 Fri, Feb 10 12:00 AM
Series Info
Series:Coming Soon
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:106 minutes
Director:Jafar Panahi
Year Released:2022
Production Country:Iran
Language:Persian
Azerbaijani

Description

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"At once comedic, tragic and truthful."—Mark Kermode, The Guardian

"A thrilling testament to the maxim that necessity is the mother of invention."—Tara Brady, Irish Times

"A complex work of novelistic density, this is among the boldest and most accomplished statements from one of the world’s exemplary filmmakers."—Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

One of the world’s great cinematic artists, Jafar Panahi has been carefully crafting self-reflexive works about artistic, personal, and political freedom for the past three decades, despite his oppression at the hands of the Iranian government. Now, as the international film community vehemently denounces his summer 2022 arrest and continued imprisonment for his vocal support of a fellow artist’s independence, Panahi has gifted us all with a new virtuosic sleight-of-hand. In No Bears, as in many of his recent titles, Panahi plays a fictionalized version of himself, in this case relocated to a rural border town to remotely direct a new film in nearby Turkey - the story of which comes to sharply mirror disturbing events that begin to occur around him. As he struggles to complete his film, Panahi finds himself thrust in the middle of a local scandal, confronting the opposing pulls of tradition and progress, city and country, belief and evidence, and the universal desire to reject oppression.

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