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.

56th Cannes Critics Week

directed by Ali Soozandeh
produced by coop99 filmproduktion, Little Dream Entertainment (D)
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.
with: Elmira Rafizadeh, Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Arash Marandi, Bilal Yasar
International sales: Celluloid Dreams