Banned filmmaker Panahi's taxi-eye view of Tehran shown in Berlin

February 6, 2015 6:56 PM

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Banned filmmaker Panahi's taxi-eye view of Tehran shown in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) - Banned Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, who has defied the authorities before by smuggling a film out of Iran, did it again at the Berlin International Film Festival on Friday with his film "Taxi".

The superficially whimsical but ultimately profound look at life and filmmaking in Iran, shot from the interior of a taxi with the director at the wheel, was shown despite a 20-year state ban imposed on Panahi.

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