Noor Cultural Centre

Post-Revolution Iran Film Series: “Taxi”

Jun 28th 2019

Post-Revolution Iran Film Series:
“Taxi” by Jafar Panahi

Please join us for the fourth session in this film series – a screening of “Taxi” by Jafar Panahi; followed by a discussion , led by Dr. Shahram Tabe.

About “Taxi”
Taxi (2015) is a work of docufiction, portraying director Jafar Panahi as he moves through the streets of Tehran while pretending to be a taxi driver, in order to showcase the diverse life stories of those he picks up.  The film premiered at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Golden Bear and the FIPRESCI Prize. 

Dr. Shahram Tabe is a prominent film critic and founding director of the Diaspora Film Festival in Toronto. He teaches international cinema at the Toronto Film School and is also a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Toronto. Recipient of the National Ethnic Media Award, he has published more than 300 articles on cinema, arts, and culture in Canada, Europe, and Iran and has frequently appeared on radio and TV programs. He has been a jury member at the PanAzorean Film Festival, Portugal. Shahram is also a sought-after speaker and consultant on Iranian and diaspora cinemas for academic and arts institutions such as Toronto International Film Festival, York and Ryerson Universities, and Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Date: Saturday July 6, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Auditorium, Noor Cultural Centre
Admission: General – $10; Unwaged/student – $5 

For more information about the series, please click here

This series is curated by Daniel Davidson-Kalmar, who holds a Master’s Degree in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto. Within his general interest in international film, he has a particular passion for Iranian cinema.