Tehran Taboo

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.

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  • Ali Soozandeh


  • Arash Marandi
  • Alireza Bayram
  • Siir Eloglu
  • Zahra Amir Ebrahimi
  • Hasan Ali Mete
  • Klaus Ofczarek
  • Roxana Rahnama
  • Thomas Nash
  • Morteza Tavakoli
  • Rozita Assadollahy


  • Ali Soozandeh

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