Middle East Studies

Middle East Film Series | Taxi, 2015

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute 

Refreshments will be provided.

First film the in the series, "Confined Spaces, Political Choices in New Films from the Middle East," selected by Visiting Associate Professor of Comparative Literature Vangelis Calotychos.

Comments by Amir Moosavi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Iranian Studies

Director: Jafar Panahi
82 minutes
Persian with English subtitles

Taxi, also known as Taxi Tehran, is a 2015 Iranian docufiction starring and directed by Jafar Panahi. The film premiered in competition at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Golden Bear and the FIPRESCI Prize. In 2010, Panahi was banned from making films and travelling, so his niece Hana Saeidi, who also appears in the film, collected the award on his behalf.