Iranian director’s banned film premieres at Berlin fest

February 6, 2015 6:57 PM

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BERLIN - Iranian dissident director Jafar Panahi’s latest picture defying an official ban, ‘Taxi’, premiered to enthusiastic applause Friday at the Berlin film festival, marking a new chapter of his career in the shadows.

The 54-year-old’s work is celebrated in the world’s arthouses but outlawed in Iran where the regime considers his gritty, socially critical productions to be subversive. He was detained for a documentary he tried to make on the unrest following Iran’s disputed 2009 presidential election and official...

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