AV Bi-weekly: Freedom sacrificed, Taxi driver wins acclaim

【明報專訊】In Taxi (《伊朗的士笑看人生》), Jafar Panahi seems to be as free as a bird by driving a cab. The movie, having won the top Golden Bear prize at this year's Berlin International Film Festival, is in fact the Iranian director's third masterpiece since 2010, when his government imposed a 20-year film-making ban on him for having made "propaganda" against the Islamic Republic. Taxi is a testament to his painstaking effort of realising a film-maker's dream - to express the daily concerns of his people.