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TEHRAN TABOO (TEHERAN TABU)

TEHRAN TABOO
© Little Dream Entertainment

The lives of three strong-willed women and a young musician cross paths in Tehran’s schizophrenic society where sex, adultery, corruption, prostitution and drugs coexist with strict religious law. In this bustling modern metropolis, avoiding prohibition has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation.


Ali Soozandeh was born in 1970 in Iran and studied Media Design at the University of Cologne, where he founded CARTOONAMOON Film Production. Since then he has worked as a freelance filmmaker. He is responsible for numerous activities in the short, feature films and documentary fields.
Genre Animation, Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2017
Director Ali Soozandeh
Screenplay Ali Soozandeh
Cinematography Martin Gschlacht
Cast Elmira Rafizadeh, Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Arash Marandi, Bilal Yasar
Producers Frank Geiger, Ali Samadi Ahadi, Mark Fencer, Armin Hofmann
Co-Producers Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner
Production Company Little Dream Entertainment, in co-production with coop99 filmproduktion, ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel, in cooperation with ARTE, ORF/Vienna
Length 96 min
Format DCP 4K
Original Version
 Farsi
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby
Festivals Cannes 2017 (Semaine de la Critique), Annecy 2017 (Feature Films Competition), Jerusalem 2017, Melbourne 2017, Viennale 2017, Busan 2017, Vancouver 2017, CPH PIX 2017, Sitges 2017, Diaspora FF Toronto 2017, Animation is Film 2017, Gent 2017, Montreal Nouveau Cinema 2017, Viennale 2017, Love & Anarchy Helsinki 2017, Sao Paulo 2017, Thessaloniki 2017, ZINEBI Bilbao 2017, Gijón 2017, Golden Horse Taipei 2017, Hong Kong 2018
Awards FIPRESCI Award for Best International First Feature Jerusalem 2017, Anima't: Best Feature Length Film Sitges 2017, Special Mention ZINEBI Bilbao 2017

With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, HessenFilm und Medien, Österreichiesches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, FISA - Filmstandort Austria

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