Jafar Panahi's film Taxi, the winner of the 65th Berlinale Golden Bear, will hit cinemas in France beginning April 15.

Memento Films reportedly bought the film at Berlin Film Festival for  200,000 euros and will screen the film in cinemas in France. The company was also behind the distribution of Asghar Farhadi's Separation, the Oscar-winning Iranian film.

In Taxi, filmmaker Jafar Panahi plays the role of a taxi driver, driving passengers around Tehran and getting into interesting conversation with them about politics as well as other topics.

Panahi was arrested in 2010 and charged with "assembly, collusion and propaganda against the regime" and sentenced to six year in jail and a 20-year ban from filmmaking and travelling abroad.