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Tehran Taboo

Teheran Tabu | تهران تابو‎

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Directed by Ali Soozandeh
Austria, Germany, 2017
Animation, Drama
      Persian
      English, French, German

Synopsis

The lives of several strong-willed women and a young musician intersect in the bustling streets of Tehran, where breaking taboos is a means of personal emancipation. Their stories reveal the hypocrisies of modern Iranian society, where sex, drugs, and corruption coexist with strict religious law.

Our take

The repressive laws and social norms in Iran today are carefully, even beautifully, unfurled in this sublimely animated film. With its images cast in hypnotic rotoscoping, Tehran Taboo is a boldly transgressive act of solidarity with the many who live under the harsh rule of an unforgiving state.

Synopsis

The lives of several strong-willed women and a young musician intersect in the bustling streets of Tehran, where breaking taboos is a means of personal emancipation. Their stories reveal the hypocrisies of modern Iranian society, where sex, drugs, and corruption coexist with strict religious law.

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Tehran TabooDirected byAli Soozandeh
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2017 | Critics' Week
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
2017 | Winner: Daniel Langlois Innovation Award

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