Taxi Tehran (12)

Monday 13th June 2016

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Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm

Our June Screen 2 film will be Tehran Taxi...

When you are a filmmaker and you are not allowed to direct movies any more, you have to retrain. So why not become a taxi driver? Or better, why not pretend you are a taxi driver and make a film despite everything? This is what Jafar Panahi has done. Now he invites you to get into his cab for the price of a cinema ticket, to ride through the streets of Tehran and discover its people in the persons of his various passengers.

'This is a movie that you will admire both for its courage and its creativity' David Lewis, San Fransisco Chronicle

'This spry, sharp and relentlessly clever middle finger to censorship is Panahi’s boldest act of defiance to date.' David Erhlich, Time Out New York

Tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for under 18s, and are available online now or in advance from Watts Trading or on the door if not already sold out.

Screening details

Date: 13 June 2016

Time: Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm

Venue: Church Rooms, Church Lane, Lostwithiel



Film details

Year: 2015

Country: Iran

Director: Jafar Panahi

Cast: Jafar Panahi

Certificate: 12

Length: 82 min