Banned Iranian director Panahi's 'Taxi' wins Berlin's Golden Bear

February 14, 2015 10:45 PM

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Banned Iranian director Jafar Panahi's film "Taxi" about a taxi driver chauffeuring an odd assortment of people around Tehran won the Golden Bear for best film on Saturday at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The apparently 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 Tehran's ban imposed on Panahi, who was not present for the awards ceremony.

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