the ingrate, Panahi, who hasn't been allowed to make a feature since 2006's
"Off Side," responded to this generosity by saying, "Despite having been
released, I am still not free to travel outside my country to attend film
festivals. When a film-maker is not allowed
to make films, he is mentally imprisoned. He may not be confined to a small
cell, but he is still wandering in a larger prison."
Needless to say, that
small cell is always an option.