Award winning Iranian director Jafar Panahi ran afoul of his government, was placed under house arrest and forbidden to make films but he’s found a way to skirt this decree this time becoming a taxi driver in order to make Jafar Pahani’s Taxi which won the top prize, the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.
Internationally acclaimed director Jafar Panahi drives a yellow cab through the bustling streets of Tehran, picking up a diverse (and yet representative) group of passengers in a single day. 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 redefining the borders of comedy, drama and cinema.
|Nov 2 – 5 Rhinebeck|
|Monday – Tuesday||5:50|
(Iran / 2015 / Directed by Jafar Panahi)
unrated/ 82 mins.