“This spry, sharp and relentlessly clever middle finger to censorship is Panahi's boldest act of defiance to date."
Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi is banned from making films in Iran — but that doesn’t stop him. In his latest project, he drives a yellow taxi through the vibrant streets of Tehran, playing a cabby, as each of his diverse fares offers a snapshot of life in Iran. Each man, woman, and child candidly expresses his or her own view of the world, while being interviewed by the curious and gracious driver/director. His camera, placed on the dashboard of his mobile film studio, captures a spirited slice of Iranian society while also brilliantly defying an oppressive regime and redefining the borders of comedy, drama, and cinema. In Farsi with English subtitles.