Accordion, The

Jafar Panahi

The Accordion, the latest film by renowned Iranian director Jafar Panahi, is about two young street musicians in Tehran, who represent a new generation that prefers solidarity over violence. Panahi was sentenced to six years in prison on 20 December 2010; The judge also banned him from making films, giving interviews and leaving the country for the next twenty years. Panahi was indicted for screening a film that criticized the Iranian regime. In 2007, this highly acclaimed director of The Circle, The White Balloon and Offside, to name but a few, received the Cinema Unlimited Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award for his sharp-witted and charitable works.

Credits

Subtitles
EN
Director
Jafar Panahi
Country
Brazil, France, Iran, Italy, Switzerland
Type
Fiction, Short
Duration
9 minutes
Themes
arts & literature, children and youth, freedom of speech, association etc., religion
Year
2010