Iranian filmmaker Panahi wins Berlin’s Golden Bear prize

February 14, 2015 11:11 PM

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Iranian filmmaker Panahi wins Berlin’s Golden Bear prize

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi’s Taxi has won the top Golden Bear prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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

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