Despite being banned for 20 years of making movies, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has found numerous ways of continuing making films.

Both me and my mother have been fascinated of his current path and not only the various techniques he films his movies but also how he balances between documentary-like reality with fictional drama. We dive into his reality with two of his post-ban movies: This Is Not a Film (2011) and Taxi Tehran (2015).

Timeline

  • [00:00] - Who is Jafar Panahi?
  • [04:00] - This Is Not a Film
  • [26:30] - Taxi Tehran
  • [44:00] - The most wonderful image in a movie
  • [50:30] - Closing thoughts