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Tehran Taboo (15)

Dir: Ali Soozandeh
(2017, Germany/Austria, 96mins)

Persian language - English Subtitles

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. Making use of rotoscope animation, expat Iranian filmmaker Ali Soozandeh creates a portrait of contemporary Tehran that would be impossible by any other means.

Wed 30th Jan 2pm


Earlier Event: January 22
ROH: Queen Of Spades
Later Event: January 24
The Old Man & The Gun (12A)