Animated Drama TEHRAN TABOO, Focused on Sexual Hypocrisy in Iran, Has US Theatrical Premiere February 14

Updated 38 weeks ago Edited from a Press Release
Animated Drama TEHRAN TABOO, Focused on Sexual Hypocrisy in Iran, Has US Theatrical Premiere February 14

New York, NY -- January 22, 2018 -- Kino Lorber is pleased to announce the New York theatrical premiere of Ali Soozandeh’s TEHRAN TABOO, an animated dramatic feature that juggles multiple stories to explore the sexual double-standard behind the hypocrisy of life in contemporary Iran. Living in exile in Germany since age 25, Iranian-born Soozandeh cannily uses animation to solve the problem of not being able to film in Tehran.


 
Set to premiere on Wednesday, February 14, at New York’s Film Forum, TEHRAN TABOO also opens in San Francisco, CA, on March 2 (Roxie Theatre) and in Los Angeles, CA, on March 9 (at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 and Music Hall 3). Other national dates are listed below.  The film had its world premiere at the prestigious Cannes Critics’ Week before segueing to a competition slot at the Annecy Intl. Animated Film Festival.

Blending multiple narratives into a complex picture of contemporary life in Iran’s most populous city, TEHRAN TABOO follows a young woman in need of an operation to “restore” her virginity; a divorce judge (in the Islamic Revolutionary Court) who extorts favors from a prostitute; a pregnant woman desperate to work for a living so she may live independently; and young women (purportedly virgins) being sold to Dubai for large sums of money.

The result is a complicated portrait of a social order in which women are at the bottom rung of a ladder built on religion, the law, and plain old misogyny.

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