A reclusive writer lives with his beloved dog in a remote house by the sea. As Islamic law forbids owning dogs, and this small act of defiance means that he has to shut out the outside world. His tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of siblings on the run from the police. Jafar Panahi’s second film made under house arrest is an engrossing meditation on censorship and creativity.
‘The journey is often challenging, but the rewards—heady, emotional, provocative and invigorating—are endless.’
Keith Uhlich, Time Out
‘It is an allegory, dark but not despairing, of the creative spirit under political pressure, and of the ways the imagination can be both a refuge and a place of confinement.’
A.O. Scott, The New York Times
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Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!