Jafar Panahi’s Taxi

Directed by: Jafar Panahi

Documentary

Total Runtime: 82 min

Country of Origin: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Awards:
FIPRESCI Prize, Berlinale; Golden Bear, Berlinale.

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“This spry, sharp and relentlessly clever middle finger to censorship is Panahi's boldest act of defiance to date."

David Ehrlich, Time Out

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.

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