Jafar Panahi's Taxi


Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center (ILC)
1500 E. University Blvd. Room 130
85721 Tucson , AZ


Wed, 09/04/2019 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm


Jafar Panahi's Taxi film poster

From Variety -

Can a filmmaker under house arrest make any more defiant a gesture than by directing a bonafide road movie? Such is the question implicitly posed by “Taxi,” the third surreptitious film a clef directed by Iran’s Jafar Panahi since his 2010 conviction on charges of conspiring to create anti-Islamic propaganda. For an exceptionally lithe, inventive 80 minutes (staged in simulated real time), Panahi himself drives a taxi through the busy streets of Tehran, picking up various passengers who serve as conduits for a provocative discussion of Iranian social mores and the art of cinematic storytelling.

Watch the trailer

Jafar Panahi

Persian (with English subtitles)

82 min

Lara Tarantini