Taxi

2015 | Iran | NR | 82 min.

Showings

Milliken at the Dennos Museum Sat, Jul 30, 2016 12:00 PM
Milliken at the Dennos Museum Sun, Jul 31, 2016 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Foreign Official Selection: Narrative
Movies for Smart People
Release Year:2015
Runtime:82 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Rating:NR
Production Country:Iran
Original Language:Persian
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jafar Panahi
Director:Jafar Panahi
Produced by:Jafar Panahi
Screenwriter:Jafar Panahi
Cinematography:Jafar Panahi
Editing By:Jafar Panahi

Description

What do you do when you’re a filmmaker banned by your government from making movies? If you’re fearless Iranian director Jafar Panahi (“This is Not a Film”), the answer is simple: Keep making movies anyway. Posing as a taxi driver with hidden cameras mounted on the dashboard, Panahi navigates the vibrant streets of Tehran and picks up passengers who spill their secrets in a series of enthralling vignettes. Panahi’s guerilla-style docufiction film acts as a window into the multidimensional landscape of Iran, highlighting the dark humor, sharp political criticisms, and tapestry of dreams, fears, and frustrations carried by the passengers we meet in Panahi’s cab. The film took home the highest prize at the Berlin Film Festival with good reason. “Taxi” is a defiant celebration of artistic freedom and the power of laughter and personal expression to combat oppression.

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