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 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   Amebore   (Member)

Iranian author and pro-Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi once again finds a way to bypass the government's ban on film filming and make a new film for an international festival. This new film is technically devoid of production factors, so it is clearly not possible to formally associate it with a patron, as director, although this is clear enough, and the government may know that the implementation of this ban may make it a ridiculous manifestation Especially now that Iran's relations with the West are improving.

"Taxi" is a sweet wit, a symbol of stealthy cinematic activity and a kind of occupational self-esteem - certainly not a felony. This film is in fact a sad but aggressive statement about a work that says that although I've landed, I have never left the field. He is still and still talks about the Iranian judiciary system, and still films with digital cameras, mobile phones and anything else that has memory. And in these films there are flaws in his previous films such as "Red Gold" and "Offside".
In some ways, Abbas Kiarostami can be called taxi-maker in the classical subculture of Iranian cinema: in some films such as "Ten" (2002) or "Cherry Taste" (1997), some scenes or whole films are filmed inside a car. The interior of the car is inside and outside, it is both private and public at the same time, both dwelling and moving. This medium allows the creation of a kind of mortal purity, even the intimacy between strangers.

The characters who want to ride are somewhat comic: we see a lady carrying a red golden soldier. A woman with tearful eyes wants her to be beaten and bloody (in an accident) to the hospital, and an elderly man who wants another visitor, Panahi, to shoot with her cellphone while she says, and she takes all her possessions She gives her husband and deprives her brothers of her inheritance; her husband wants a copy of this important video. Then it turns out that the traveler is a negative person who sells illegal movies - and claims that a version of Once Upon a Time in Anatolia has given Oro Bijlgan a refuge.

Directed by : Jafar Panahi
Produced by : Jafar Panahi
Written by :Jafar Panahi
Story by: Jafar Panahi
Starring: Jafar Panahi
Hana Saeidi
Music by: Jafar Panahi
Cinematography :Jafar Panahi
Edited by: Jafar Panahi
Jafar Panahi Film Productions
Release date
6 February 2015 (Berlin)
Running time
82 minutes
Country: Iran
Language: Persian

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 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Curiously on-topic spam?

I haven't seen this one yet, but it's on my radar. Panahi is always interesting.

 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

Fun little film. The illegal DVD seller has JG’s Papillon theme as his phone ringtone. Standout character is his outspoken daughter. Film lacks a satisfying ending but don’t let that put you off.

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