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No Bears

OT: Khers Nist

Jafar Panahi // Iran, 2022
Fiction Feature // FF2022
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The new film from Jafar Panahi, who has been in the notorious Evin prison in Tehran since July. No Bears tells two parallel love stories and had its premiere at the film festival in Venice. In both stories, the lovers are put under pressure by hidden, unavoidable obstacles and beset by the force of superstition and the mechanics of power.



Kindly supported by KATHARINA M. TREBITSCH


With many award-winning films like Der Spiegel (1997), Der Kreis (2000) und Offside (2006) JAFAR PANAHI (*1960 in Iran) is seen as one of Iran’s most important independent film-makers. Most of his films have been banned at home due to his critical view of the regime. He was arrested at the beginning of July 2022 and has been in custody ever since. FILMFEST HAMBURG showed his films Der Kreis (2000), The Accordion (2010), This Is not a Film (2011), Closed Curtain (2013) and Drei Gesichter (2018) and awarded Panahi the Douglas Sirk Prize in 2018.



Khers Nist

Fiction Feature





107 min

OV with German subtitles

Jafar Panahi

Jafar Panahi

Jafar Panahi, Naser Hashemi, Vahid Mobaseri, Bakhtiar Panjei, Mina Kavani, Narjes Delaram, Reza Heydari

Jafar Panahi

Amin Jafari

Mohammadreza Delpak

Amir Etminan

Babak Jajaie Tabrizi

Leyla Siyahi, Ulker Chetinkaya, Sechil Kapar

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