Banned #Iran Director Wins Berlin Film Festival’s #GoldenBear

from theguardian.com: The Iranian dissident film-maker Jafar Panahi won the Golden Bear at the Berlin film festival for his Tehran road movie Taxi in what critics described as a victory for freedom of speech and the art of cinematic storytelling. Panahi, who is banned from making films by the Iranian authorities and forbidden from travelling abroad, stars in his own film as a taxi driver talking to his passengers as he drives them through the streets of Tehran.