8pm  Friday 14th April 2017
TAXI TEHRAN           [12]       82 mins
JAFAR PANAHI  (Iran 2015)
Jafar Panahi

Lewes Film ClubIranian director Jafar panahi has faced house arrest and is under a 20-year ban from directing movies in his homeland, but that hasn't stopped him from pursuing his craft behind the backs of the authorities. This film was shot on the roads of Tehran and takes place almost entirely within a taxi. Panahi himself is the driver, a genial, smiling figure, but underneath the good-humoured surface the director is making very serious points about the repressive nature of Iranian society.



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