Tehran Taboo

Sun Oct 22 2017

5:15 PM

TCL Chinese Theater

6925 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028

$14

All Ages

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TEHRAN TABOO

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

in Persian with English subtitles

Ali Soozandeh, Germany/Austria, 2017, 96 min

Recommended ages 17 to adult

 

DIRECTOR IN PERSON!

 

The lives of three strong-willed women and a young musician cross paths in Tehran's schizophrenic society where sex, corruption, prostitution, and drugs coexist with strict religious laws and ultra-conservative patriarchal traditions. In this bustling modern metropolis, avoiding prohibition has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation, especially for women. By using animation, the film offers just enough distance to explore provocative subject matter without salaciousness (there are a few scenes that would be exceedingly problematic in live action) while the rotoscoping of real actors injects authentic human emotion and reminds the viewer that this is very real. In this way expat Iranian filmmaker Ali Soozandeh skates a thin edge to bring to life a story that would be difficult to tell in his home country

 

Comment: film depicts sexual situations, nudity, drug use, and adult themes

 

Also selected as feature film in competition at Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2017

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Tehran Taboo

Sun Oct 22 2017 5:15 PM

TCL Chinese Theater Hollywood CA
Tehran Taboo

$14 All Ages

[IN COMPETITION]

 

TEHRAN TABOO

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

in Persian with English subtitles

Ali Soozandeh, Germany/Austria, 2017, 96 min

Recommended ages 17 to adult

 

DIRECTOR IN PERSON!

 

The lives of three strong-willed women and a young musician cross paths in Tehran's schizophrenic society where sex, corruption, prostitution, and drugs coexist with strict religious laws and ultra-conservative patriarchal traditions. In this bustling modern metropolis, avoiding prohibition has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation, especially for women. By using animation, the film offers just enough distance to explore provocative subject matter without salaciousness (there are a few scenes that would be exceedingly problematic in live action) while the rotoscoping of real actors injects authentic human emotion and reminds the viewer that this is very real. In this way expat Iranian filmmaker Ali Soozandeh skates a thin edge to bring to life a story that would be difficult to tell in his home country

 

Comment: film depicts sexual situations, nudity, drug use, and adult themes

 

Also selected as feature film in competition at Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2017

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

Film

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All Ages
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$14.00

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