Before we get into watching this brilliant docufiction- Taxi tehran, lets first understand what a docufiction is. Simply, a docufiction is a it is a documentary mixed with fictional elements, in real time. It’s filmed when the events take place, in which the main character or characters—often portrayed by non-professional or amateur actors—are essentially playing themselves in a fictionalized scenario.

Docufiction (or docu-fiction), often confused with docudrama, is the cinematographic combination of documentary and fiction, this term often meaning narrative film. It is a film genre which attempts to capture reality such as it is (as direct cinema or cinéma vérité) and which simultaneously introduces unreal elements or fictional situations in narrative in order to strengthen the representation of reality using some kind of artistic expression.

Taxi Tehran, is a 2015 Iranian docufiction starring and directed by Jafar Panahi. The film premiered in competition at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Golden Bear and the FIPRESCI Prize.

 In 2010, Panahi was banned from making films and travelling for 20 years, so his niece Hana Saeidi (pic), who also appears in the film, collected the award on his behalf.

The film currently holds a score of 91/100 on Metacritic, based on 25 reviews, indicating “universal acclaim.

The film opened in Italy on August 27, 2015 where it earned the ninth place spot, grossing $124,280 from 41 screens. It stayed in the ninth position the following week, but saw a 54% increase to end the weekend with $191,688 (thus bringing its take to $396,526). The movie dropped to 12th place in its third week with $122,970, while increasing the screen count to 82. Its three-week cumulative total is $597,093.

It also has opened in Austria where it has made $110,446 since opening on July 24, 2015.

As of December 30, the film has a worldwide total of $3,353,426.

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