Taxi
Taxi

Taxi

Director Jafar Panahi

Production year 2015

Length 82min.

Country Iran

SYNOPSIS

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

Jafar Panahi
Jafar Panahi

Director

Producer

Jafar Panahi

Script

Jafar Panahi

Director of Photography

Jafar Panahi

Sound

Jafar Panahi

Edit

Jafar Panahi

Production company

Jafar Panahi Film Production Teheran, Iran

Jafar Panahi

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.


Filmography

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).

FILMS 2015