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Tehran Taboo Rated 15

Tehran Taboo

Dir. Ali Soozandeh. Austria/Germany, 2017. 1h 36m. Persian/subs. Starring Farhad Abadinejad, Jasmina Ali, Rozita Assadollahy, Alireza Bayram, Sasan Behroozian, Zahra Amir Ebrahimi.

A subversive depiction of life in Iran told through beautifully accomplished rotoscope animation. Ali Soozandeh’s debut exposes the double standards rife in modern-day Tehran via a transgressive slice-of-life tale featuring prostitutes, drug addicts, musicians, and mullahs.

‘Crackling with tension and bleak comedy, musicians and prostitutes find ways around the strict laws of their country’ ★★★★ Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

‘An engrossing story and characters, depicted in a visually stunning manner.’ ★★★★ Finley Crebolder, Little White Lies