Taxi Tehran set for Louth Film Club

The witty, award-winning Taxi Tehran, which reveals a whole culture from inside a taxi, is to be shown at Louth Film Club on Monday, August 1.
The witty, award-winning Taxi Tehran, which reveals a whole culture from inside a taxi, is to be shown at Louth Film Club on Monday, August 1.

The witty, award-winning Taxi Tehran, which reveals a whole culture from inside a taxi, is to be shown at Louth Film Club on Monday, August 1.

Director Jafar Panahi has been banned for making films for 20 years.

So he rigged a taxi with three hidden video cameras and secretly filmed a drive around the Iranian capital, ferrying an intriguing assortment of passengers – presumably actors for the most part.

Significantly, there are no end titles: collaborators are not named for their own safety.

LFC chair Paul Hill commented: “Panahi shows what can be done to show both tension and humour in straightened circumstances.”

The film will be shown from 7.30pm at the Playhouse Cinema in Cannon Street.

Tickets are £4 for LFC members, £6.90 for non-members and £5.50 for concessions. Go to www.louthfilmclub.com for more.