Closed Curtain

TIFF Reviews: Closed Curtain

Stuart Henderson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Canada
Stuart Henderson

2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpg A middle-aged man arrives at a seaside cottage. He closes the doors, hangs heavy black curtains over all of the windows, and then opens a duffle bag to reveal a little brown mutt. Soon thereafter, we learn that in his (unnamed) Islamic Republic, dogs have been banned. This is just the start of a thrilling, complex journey directed by infamous Iranian filmmaker, Jafar Panahi. It may be the biggest film I saw at TIFF.