Cannes festival saves seat for Panahi

jafar_panahi.jpgThe new film by Iran’s Jafar Panahi, who is banned from leaving Iran, has premiered to a standing ovation at the Cannes film festival, with a seat left symbolically empty for the dissident director.

The meditative story about the intertwined fate of three Iranian women is one of 21 movies in competition at the world’s biggest film festival.



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