Acclaimed director Jafar Panahi gained global attention when arrested for speaking out against IS. House arrest and a 20 year ban on filmmaking was the sentence – one which he has already broken three times.

His third film shot under the conditions of the ban lead him to set the entire story in his cab. Circling the streets of Tehran, Panahi himself being the driver, the taxi becomes a platform for his guests and strangers to speak about their fears, concerns, expectations and hopes, amidst a panorama of bustling life seen through the cab windows.

Gaining rave reviews, awards and standing ovations, Taxi Tehran is one of this year’s most essential must-see films.

“SUBTLE, HUMOROUS AND HUMANE” ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian