VIDEO: Exiled Iranian film director's flight to freedom

London (CNN) -- Mohsen Makhmalbaf, one of Iran's most high-profile film directors, has been on the move for six and a half years.

He left Iran in 2005 to avoid restrictions on his film-making and has since moved to Afghanistan, Tajikstan, India, Paris and finally London.

Makhmalbaf's films include the 2001 film "Kandahar," which won an award at the Cannes Film Festival and was listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 best movies ever. He has won more than a dozen international awards for his films.

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