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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.
|Key cast:||Elmira Rafizadeh, Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Arash Marandi, Bilal Yasar|
|Producers:||Frank Geiger, Ali Samadi Ahadi, Mark Fencer, Armin Hofmann, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner|
May 20, 2017Cannes (Semaine de la Critique)
|Awards (selection):||FIPRESCI Award for Best International First Feature (Jerusalem)|
56th Cannes Critics Week selects TEHRAN TABOO
First time director Ali Soozandeh chose the animation medium to provide insight into an opaque and two-faced society where sexual and moral freedom has been banished by religious law. TEHRAN TABOO, shot by Austrian DOP Martin Gschlacht and co-produced by Austrian coop99 filmproduction with German Little Dream Entertainment, is one of the seven competition entries of the 56th Cannes Critics Week
«One of the challenges facing me was to create lighting in non-existent rooms.»
In a society where sexual freedom is prohibited by law, the niches of double morality are opened up. In order to narrate a tale of forbidden Iran in his work TEHERAN TABOO, director Ali Soozandeh has chosen an animation technique based on images shot live with actors. We talked to Austrian DOP Martin Gschlacht who provides an insight into an unusual approach on set.