Jafar Panahi's niece Hana Saeidi accepting the award on his behalf
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Berlin Film Festival: Panahi's Taxi wins Golden Bear

The film Taxi by a dissident Iranian director has won the top prize at the 65th Berlin Film Festival.

Taxi is Jafar Panahi's third film since he was slapped with an official filmmaking ban in 2010.

Panahi was unable to be in Berlin for the ceremony but his niece, Hana Saeidi, was on hand for a tearful acceptance of the statuette.

The BBC's Saskia O'Donoghue reports

  • 15 Feb 2015
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