A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Tehran. Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himself. His camera placed on the dashboard of his mobile captures the spirit of Iranian society through this comedic and dramatic drive…
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Jafar Panahi Film Production Teheran, Iran
He studied film and television directing in Tehran. He won a Golden Lion at the Venice FF in 2000 for Dayereh and a Silver Bear at the Berlinale in 2006 for Offside. Recognised today as one of the most important independent filmmakers in Iran, in 2011 he was invited to be a member of the Berlinale jury. However, he was found guilty of ‘propaganda against the system‘, sentenced to six years in prison and a 20 year career and travel ban. The Berlinale sections screened five of his films in 2011 as a sign of solidarity.
The Wounded Heads (1988, doc.), Kish (1991, doc.), The Friend (1992, short), The Last Exam (1992, short), A Second Look (1993, doc.), White Balloon (1995), Ardekoul (1997, doc.), The Mirror (1997), The Circle (2000), Crimson Gold (2003), Offside (2006), Untying the Knot (2007, segment “Persian Carpet”), This Is Not a Film (2010), Then and Now (2010, parts “Beyond Borders”, “Differences”), Closed Curtain (2013), Taxi (2015).