• No Bears
  • No Bears
  • No Bears

No Bears / Khers Nist

by Jafar Panahi Gala Premieres

A director from Tehran secretly travels to the countryside to shoot a film about a young couple who want to flee abroad. He himself hides in a simple dwelling during the day. When a villager accuses him of taking unauthorised photos of him, the village elders drag him before a lay court. He consents – on the condition that he may film the proceedings with his camera. NO BEARS is a powerful drama about the power of images, the contrasts between urban and rural Iran, and filmmaking under a regime that restricts artistic freedom. The fact that director and lead actor Jafar Panahi was recently imprisoned by the Iranian judiciary only adds urgency to this plea for artistic freedom.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Iran, 2022
  • Runtime: 107 Min
  • Languages: Farsi, Azerbaijani, Turkish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Director: Jafar Panahi
  • Cast: Jafar Panahi, Naser Hashemi, Vahid Mobaseri, Bakhtiar Panjei, Mina Kavani
  • Screenplay: Jafar Panahi
  • Cinematography: Amin Jafari
  • Editor: Amir Etminan
  • Sound: Abdolreza Heydari, Iman Baziyar
  • Producer: Jafar Panahi
  • Production Company: JP Production
  • World Sales: Celluloid Dreams
  • Swiss Distribution: Filmcoopi Zürich AG
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