Movie Review: In ‘Taxi,’ a filmmaker pushes against Iranian censorship from behind the wheel

By A.O. Scott
Jafar Panahi in his recent documentary “Taxi." Credit Kino Lorber
A section of “Taxi” is devoted to an encounter between two Iranian filmmakers. One of them is Jafar Panahi, the director of this movie and one of the most internationally celebrated figures in contemporary Iranian cinema. The other is his niece Hana, a sharp-tongued tween who must make a short movie as part of a school assignment. It’s playful and thoughtful, informed by the director’s affable, patient, slightly worried demeanor. Though it is gentle and meditative rather than confrontational, the film nonetheless bristles with topical concerns. [link]

A scene from “Taxi.” Credit Kino Lorber