Iran’s Jafar Panahi wins top prize at Berlinale

February 15, 2015 5:37 AM

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Iranian dissident director Jafar Panahi won the Golden Bear top prize at the 65th Berlin film festival on Saturday for Taxi, his third movie made in defiance of an official ban.

Panahi, who is outlawed from travelling abroad and was absent from the festival, appears on screen in the film as a Tehran cab driver, swapping stories with the denizens of the city.

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