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Iran Filmmaker Reza Dormishian Barred From India Journey, “Passport Was Taken Away”: Report

Iran Filmmaker Barred From India Travel, 'Passport Was Taken Away': Report

Iranian filmmaker Reza Dormishian’s passport was taken away on the airport, the report stated. (File)

Iranian authorities have barred filmmaker Reza Dormishian from visiting the Worldwide Movie Competition of India (IFFI) in Goa, the place ‘A Minor,’ a film he produced, was scheduled to play within the competitors.

Based on Variety, he’s the latest consultant of Iranian cinema to face sanctions from the Iranian regime on account of his expression of anti-regime opinions.

The IFFI had invited Dormishian for the movie that was directed by Dariush Mehrjui.

He didn’t, nonetheless, obtain permission from the Iranian authorities to go away the nation. His movie ‘A Minor’ performed on Thursday and Friday at IFFI.

‘A Minor’ tells a narrative of a girl who’s torn between her free-thinking daughter, who desires to check music, and her conservative husband, in accordance with the report.

Dormishian’s passport was taken away on the airport, it stated.

Sources near the filmmaker declare that “he was referred to the court docket of legislation for prosecution.” Whether or not Dormishian was detained or the costs to which he should reply are unknown.

It’s believed that Dormishian’s criticism of the Iranian authorities on social media over the previous few weeks is straight associated to the actions taken towards him.

Based on sources near the director-producer, “All through the nationwide protests in Iran, Dormishian shared numerous posts on his Instagram account to indicate help for the numerous developments.”

Following the dying of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish lady, in police custody in September, Iran has been in upheaval. She was detained in Tehran for allegedly violating the nation’s strict costume laws for girls.

Earlier than the present wave of protests, Iran’s authorities had already been severely cracking down on the movie business. Mohammad Rosoulof and Mostafa Al-Ahmad, two Iranian filmmakers, had been detained in July for releasing an announcement on social media within the wake of a violent authorities arrest, in accordance with Selection.

Just a few days later, after asking about his fellow prisoners, famend dissident Iranian creator Jafar Panahi was additionally detained. Panahi is finest identified for his award-winning movies, ‘Offside’ and ‘Taxi.’

Since then, Iran has barred not less than three filmmakers from leaving the nation. In October, as Iranian filmmaker Mani Haghighi was about to board a aircraft to journey to the BFI London Movie Competition, his passport was seized on the airport. There was alleged to be a UK premiere of Haghighi’s most up-to-date film, ‘Subtraction.’

When their documentary movie ‘Silent Home’ had its world premiere at IDFA in The Netherlands in the beginning of November, co-directors Farnaz and Mohammadreza Jurabchian had been additionally barred from travelling.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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