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Award-Winning 'Crimson Gold' Banned in Iran

Crimson Gold, a film by Jafar Panahi, won awards at the Cannes Film Festival this year. But its critical view of class divisions in contemporary Iranian society has left it banned in Iran. NPR's Bob Mondello offers a review.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.