An Iranian masterwork opens with its director behind bars


              FILE - This May 21, 2016 file photo shows actress Taraneh Alidoosti during a photo call for the film "Forushande" (The Salesman) at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Iranian authorities arrested Alidoosti, one of the country’s most famous actresses on charges of spreading falsehoods about nationwide protests that grip the country, state media said Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
            
              This image released by Sideshow and Janus Films shows Mina Khosravani in a scene from "No Bears." ( Sideshow and Janus Films via AP)
            
              This image released by Sideshow and Janus Films shows a scene from the film "No Bears." (Sideshow and Janus Films via AP)
            
              FILE - Iranian director Jafar Panahi appears at the 56th Berlin Film Festival 'Berlinale' in Berlin, Germany on  Feb. 17, 2006. Panahi's latest film is "No Bears."  (AP Photo/Jan Bauer, File)
            
              This image released by Sideshow and Janus Films shows filmmaker Jafar Panahi during the filming of "No Bears." ( Sideshow and Janus Films via AP)
An Iranian masterwork opens with its director behind bars