Taxi

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Director Jafar Panahi in a still from his film 'Taxi'
Director Jafar Panahi in a still from his film ‘Taxi’

Iranian director, Jafar Panahi, forbidden to make movies after quarrelling with the regime, tried a different dodge this time after making one in his flat and another in a friend’s seaside bungalow. Taxi, his third unattributed feature, takes place entirely in a taxi driven by himself, with a video camera stuck on the dashboard.

It has an accident victim rushed to hospital cradled by his screaming wife, a passenger quarrelling with a woman about the death penalty for thieving and a lawyer worrying about the fate of female prisoners who have troubled the regime.

It is staged, of course. But fascinating all the same. Clearly you can’t keep a good man down. There are no credits.