Jafar Panahi

1995 Badkonake sefid/ The White Balloon
1997 Ayneh/ The Mirror
2000 Dayereh/ The Circle
2006 Offside
2011 In film nist/ This Is Not a Film
2013 Pardé/ Closed Curtain
2015 Taxi Téhéran/ Taxi

​He was born in Mianeh, Iran, in 1960. He studied at Tehran’s College of Cinema and Television. His directorial debut, The White Balloon, won the Camera d’Or at Cannes, while his second feature, The Mirror, won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. Crimson Gold won the Un Certain Regard Jury prize at Cannes 2003 and Offside the Silver Lion for Best Director in Berlinale 2006. In 2011 he was forbidden from leaving Iran, was found guilty of ‘propaganda against the system,’ and was sentenced to six years in prison and a 20-year career and travel ban.

Special Screenings

Taxi / Jafar Panahi

A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Teheran. Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is none other than the director Jafar Panahi himself. His camera, placed on the dashboard of his mobile film studio, captures the spirit of Iranian society through this comic and dramatic drive...

Director:Jafar Panahi
Script:Jafar Panahi
With:Jafar Panahi, Hana Saidi, Nasrin Sotoudeh
World Sales:Celluloid Dreams, France T. +33 1 4970 0370
Distribution in Greece:Feelgood Entertainment T. +30 211 996 7000
Producer:Jafar Panahi
Production:Jafar Panahi Film Production Teheran, Iran
Production Country:Iran
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
Golden Bear, FIPRESCI Award - Berlin IFF 2015, Germany
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Friday, November 13, 2015 - 20:15 | ID:716
JOHN CASSAVETES:Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 22:15 | ID:857