Berlinale: Press Releases

Press Releases 2013

Short Notes

Mar 04, 2013:
Berlinale Hopes Travel Restrictions Will Be Lifted for Iranian Filmmakers

Pardé (Closed Curtain) by Jafar Panahi and Kamboziya Partovi was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Script at the Berlinale. Upon returning to Iran, authorities confiscated the passports of actress Maryam Moghadam and the co-director.

"We hope that the passports of Maryam Moghadam and Kambozyia Partovi are returned to them as soon as possible, and their freedom to travel restored," says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.