Tehran Taboo

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In this gorgeously animated drama, the lives of several strong-willed women and a young musician intersect. Their stories reveal the hypocrisies of modern Iranian society, where sex, drugs, and corruption coexist with strict religious law. In the bustling metropolis of Tehran, avoiding prohibitions has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation. Nevertheless, women invariably end up on the bottom rung of the social order. A young woman needs an operation to “restore” her virginity. A judge in the Islamic Revolutionary Court exhorts favors from a prostitute in exchange for a favorable judgement. The wife of an imprisoned drug addict is denied the divorce she needs in order to live independently. Making use of rotoscope animation, expat Iranian filmmaker Ali Soozandeh creates a portrait of contemporary Tehran that would be impossible by any other means.



    Ali Soozandeh


    Grit Kienzlen, Ali Soozandeh


    Farhad Abadinejad, Jasmina Ali, Rozita Assadollahy

Beginning: Friday, Mar 16 2018

Runtime: 90 min

NR / 2017


Friday 16, March

5:00 PM

Saturday 17, March

1:45 PM

Tuesday 20, March

8:30 PM

Wednesday 21, March

4:20 PM

Thursday 22, March

3:30 PM

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