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19 September 2016

World Cinema - Taxi Tehran (2015)

Monday 19th September, 5.15pm

As part of the World Cinema Festival, The Albany Picture House presents Taxi Tehran from Iran.

Screened in Persian with English subtitles

Jafar Panahi is an Iranian film-maker that has been banned by the Iranian authorities from making films for 20 years. Bravely he has ignored this ban and this, his latest film, is a blending of documentary and fiction. Rigging a taxi with three cameras Panahi ferries actors around Tehran where they talk candidly about life in Iran, a country that is more complex and contradictory than we in the West can probably understand.

Winning the best picture prize at the Berlin FIlm Festival this is a film which demonstrates the spirit of defiance in artists.

“It is engaging and disarming: a freewheeling semi-improv piece of guerrilla film-making, cleverly staged and choreographed, with the discursive, digressive qualities of an essay film.” Peter Bradshaw

In association with Cinema for All

Ticket prices
Adult £5.00
Concession* (OAP and Unemployed) £3.50
Students £3.50

There are a limited number of tickets available free to under 25 year olds. Please enquire at the Box Office. *Concessions also include children between the ages of 12 and 16.

Age Guidance: Certificate 12
Running Time: 1 hour 22 mins


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