Children of Abraham/Ibrahim

Taxi

Directed by Jafar Panahi

Iran, 2015, 1h 22min, DCP, In Farsi with English subtitles

Children of Abraham/Ibrahim

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

“In the midst of a bustling narrative … it’s the quietest interlude that proves the most powerful. As his niece calmly watches the world pass by through the passenger window, Panahi lingers on the shot long enough for us to take the point that this curious, intelligent little girl holds her nation’s future in her grasp, if only she can learn to think for herself.” – Trevor Johnson, Sight & Sound

Jafar Panahi’s TAXI takes viewers through the streets of Tehran in a bright yellow cab, where passengers share their opinions on everything under the sun. Sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, Taxi powerfully challenges what it means to make a film in contemporary Iran. Winner of two awards from the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival. (Blake Atwood)

A co-presentation of Austin Film Society, UT Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and Initiative for Communication on Media and the Middle East (ICOMME)

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