Iran director Panahi's 'Taxi' wins top honor at Berlin fest

February 14, 2015 7:36 PM

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Iranian dissident Jafar Panahi's movie "Taxi," which starred the director as a taxi driver talking to passengers in the streets of Tehran, won the top Golden Bear prize Saturday at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Panahi has been unable to leave Iran after his 2010 conviction on charges of "making propaganda" against the country's ruling system. Authorities imposed a 20-year filmmaking ban on Panahi, but he has continued to make movies.

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