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Tehran Taboo
Dir.: Ali Soozandeh | 93 minutes

Tehran Taboo

Germany, Austria 2017 | 93 minutes | Persian | Hebrew subtitles

In Tehran, a city heavy with restrictions and religious laws, every transgression can lead to draconian, or even lethal punishment. But not only are the police tough, so are the mobs: this is a conservative society that spurns sexuality and adventure, while sanctifying codes of patriarchy, modesty and family honor. Within this reality, young men and women passionate for life, hearts yearning for freedom, are constantly forced to develop new methods to avoid the barriers. This magnificent animated film follows three women and a young musician who dare to take an alternative path. A humanistic film that reveals the system’s duplicity, its inherent contradictions, and the dire consequences of rigidity.