In March of 2010, famed Iranian director, Jafar Panahi (The White Balloon, The Mirror, Offside), was arrested along with his wife, daughter and 15 friends. Later that year, they were officially charged for “colluding with the intention to commit crimes against the country’s national security and propaganda against the Islamic Republic” and Panahi was placed under a six-year house arrest and a 20-year ban from making movies. It was initially crippling to Panahi, but one year later, Panahi made the spectacular This is Not a Film, a cinematic diary of Panahi is his Tehran apartment discussing his movies, his ideas … Continue reading TAXI