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Award-winning Taxi filmmaker on art and politics in Iran

Jafar Panahi, the winner of this year’s Berlinale Golden Bear prize, responded to statements from the head of Iran’s Cinema Organization about the “political” nature of Panahi’s recognition by the film festival, saying that “for many years the art scene [in Iran] has been haunted by the footsteps of politics”. » read more

Panahi’s award-winning Taxi headed for French screens

Jafar Panahi's film Taxi, the winner of the 65th Berlinale Golden Bear, will hit cinemas in France beginning April 15.

Memento Films reportedly bought the film at Berlin Film Festival for  200,000 euros and will screen the film in cinemas in France. The company was also behind the distribution of Asghar Farhadi's Separation, the Oscar-winning Iranian film. » read more

Iran’s Panahi scores another triumph at Berlin Film Festival

Jafar Panahi’s Taxi has won the Golden Bear at the 65th Berlin Film Festival. Panahi’s niece, Hannah Saiidi, who portrays one of the film’s protagonists, accepted the prize on the filmmaker’s behalf, as Panahi is banned from traveling abroad and could not attend. » read more

Panahi film shot covertly in Tehran shown in Berlin

Jafar Panahi’s latest film Taxi was screened at the Berlin Film Festival on February 6 despite his work being outlawed in Iran. » read more

Iran’s judiciary allowed controversial meeting with European delegation

Although Iran’s Parliament has expressed its disapproval of a meeting between a European Parliament delegation and Iranians Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi, the latest reports indicate that the visit was organized with the approval of the judiciary and its international advisor. » read more

European delegation meeting with Sotoudeh and Panahi slammed

Iranian hardliners have criticized the foreign ministry for a meeting between the European Parliamentary delegation and Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi. » read more

Iranian director invited to join prestigious body

Iranian director Jafar Panahi has been offered membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. » read more

Collaborators of Panahi film banned from travel

Kambuzia Partovi and Maryam Moghaddam, actors in Jafar Panahi’s latest film Closed Curtain have been barred from travelling abroad upon their return to Iran from the Berlin Film Festival. » read more

Iranian ministry slams filmmaker’s Berlin prize

Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Guidance has denounced Jafar Panahi’s recent filmmaking activities and criticized the awarding of the Silver Bear to his film at the Berlin Film Festival. » read more

Iranian film honoured in Berlin

Jafar Panahi’s film “Closed Curtain” has won the Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear award for best screenplay. » read more