Dir: Jafar Panahi, 2015, Iran, 82 mins, subtitled, Cert: 12A
Sun 22 November 2015 // 13:30
Mon 23 November 2015 // 20:00
Tue 24 November 2015 // 20:00 *
Wed 25 November 2015 // 20:00
Tickets: £5 / £4 / £3 (TTT)
A taxi driver is driving through the vibrant streets of Tehran. Diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himself. His camera placed on the dashboard of his car, transforming de facto his car into a mobile film studio, captures the spirit and contradictions of Iranian society through this comedic and dramatic drive. Banned from travelling and making films in 2010, Jafar Panahi has managed to astonish us with his beautiful trilogy composed of This is not a Film (2011), Closed Curtain (2013) and now Taxi, winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.
'I’m a film maker. I can’t do anything else but make films. Cinema is my expression and the meaning of my life. Nothing can prevent me from making films as when being pushed to the ultimate corners I connect with my inner self and in such private spaces, despite all limitations, the necessity to create becomes even more an urge. Cinema as an Art becomes my main preoccupation. That is the reason why I have to continue making films under any circumstances to pay my respect and feel alive.’ (Jafar Panahi)
The matinee 1.30pm screening on Sunday November 22nd is just £4 for everyone.
Don't forget we have a Baby Cinema screening on Wednesday at 11am.
"a must see" ★★★★★ Little White Lies
"this spry, sharp and relentlessly clever middle finger to censorship is Panahi’s boldest act of defiance to date" ★★★★★ Time Out
★★★★★ Cine Vue