Taxi Teheran

In the light-hearted Taxi Teheran, director Jafar Panahi drives through Tehran as a cab driver, speaking candidly with his passengers about daily life in Iran.

Please note that this film is spoken in Persian language and shown with Dutch subtitles.
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Jafar Panahi became one of the world’s leading filmmakers with films such as THE CIRCLE, CRIMSON GOLD and OFFSIDE. International acclaim was a thorn in the side of the Iranian regime; in 2010, Panahi received a 20-year professional ban for spreading anti-Islamic propaganda. Nonetheless he managed to make several films since and smuggled them out of the country.

After the heavy-handed CLOSED CURTAIN (2013), Panahi opts for a more light-hearted course in TAXI TEHERAN, in which, in addition to comic interludes with a dealer in pirated DVDs, there is also room for playful – yet very explicit – criticism of Iranian censorship and the legal system. The film won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

Jafar, Iran, 2015, 82 min. Persian spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Jafar Panahi.