Tehran Taboo (DVD)

Directed by Ali Soozandeh

Release Year: 2018
Running Time: 96
UPC: 7 38329 23158 3
Color Type: Color
Country: Germany, Austria
Language: Farsi with English Subtitles
Genres: Drama, Animation
Select a Format
$29.95 $17.97 (40% off) Buy DVD
Available on digital
Only ships to US

Also Available On:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/tehran-taboo/id1377527273 Amazon Google Play
Booking Inquiry
Cast
Elmira Rafizadeh
Zar Amir Ebrahimi
Arash Marandi
Bilal Yasar
Negar Mona Alizadeh
Payam Madjilessi

Crew
Directed by Ali Soozandeh
Sound Janis Grossman
Editors Andrea Mertens and Frank Geiger
Cinematographer Martin Gschlacht
Writer Ali Soozandeh
Composed by Ali N. Askin

In this gorgeously animated drama, the lives of several strong-willed women and a young musician intersect. Their stories reveal the hypocrisies of modern Iranian society, where sex, drugs, and corruption coexist with strict religious law. In the bustling metropolis of Tehran, avoiding prohibitions has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation. Nevertheless, women invariably end up on the bottom rung of the social order. A young woman needs an operation to “restore” her virginity. A judge in the Islamic Revolutionary Court exhorts favors from a prostitute in exchange for a favorable ruling. The wife of an imprisoned drug addict is denied the divorce she needs in order to live independently. Making use of rotoscope animation, expat Iranian filmmaker Ali Soozandeh creates a portrait of contemporary Tehran that would be impossible by any other means.


DVD Extras Include:

Making-of Documentary | Trailer | The Return of the Dustbunnies (2009), a short animated film by Ali Soozandeh

“Brisk and bracing. Lays bare the double standards that surround sex in Iran.”

"Engaging and nuanced. Using skillful, involving storytelling and beautifully executed rotoscoped photography, director Ali Soozandeh creates a world of intersecting urban miseries and challenges."

"Striking. Sex, rage, and hypocrisy percolate... throughout every scene."

“A beautifully rotoscoped drama with intertwining stories set against the cognitively dissonant clash of Iran’s strict, theocratic society and the every-day realities of sex, drugs and corruption.”

“A spellbinding animated journey into the underbelly of Iranian society.”

“Visually striking. This wily account of 20-something Iranians negotiating an assault course of laws and prohibitions to get their kicks fizzes with energy and bad behaviour.”

“An audacious debut. Explore[s] the highly charged theme of sexual and personal freedom in Iran without salaciousness.”

“A transgressive explosion. Delivers a stunning penetration into the very disturbed hidden face of daily life in the Iranian capital.”

  • Official Selection – Cannes Critics' Week

  • FIPRESCI Prize - Best debut, Jerusalem Film Festival


To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 1 2021 at 10:10pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming June 22nd from Scorpion & Kino Lorber! Oscar Nominee: Best Original Screenplay One Potato, Two Potato (1964)…
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 1 2021 at 9:47pm
RT' @CinemaLamont': March is Women’s History Month & we’re celebrating with a 4 film retrospective honoring Hollywood trailblazer Ida Lupino.…
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 1 2021 at 7:39pm
RT' @PlazaAtlanta': Coming This Weekend to The Drive-In and The Big Screen!! #shataramichelleford's haunting festival darling that'll shake y…
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 1 2021 at 5:48pm
RT' @r_emmet':' https://t.co/wafky0acDY' sez the Martin Eden disc I put together is "highly recommended":' https://t.co/XxoK1heA18'' @KinoLorber'
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 1 2021 at 5:48pm
@QueensDriveIn' @RooftopFilms'' @MovingImageNYC'' @nysci'' @bacuraufilme'' @NYCParks'' @kmendoncafilho'' @jdornelles'
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 1 2021 at 5:47pm
RT' @QueensDriveIn': Mad Max returns to the Queens alongside one of the best-reviewed films of the year! Join us on Friday, March 19th, for T…
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 1 2021 at 2:04pm
Absolute legend' @JaneFonda' shouted out our re-release of F.T.A., which was restored by' @Indie_Collect' with support…' https://t.co/lcdXmL1ZWV'
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 1 2021 at 1:39pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming June 29th from Kino Lorber & Scorpion Releasing! Night Terror (1977 TV movie) aka Night Drive • Audio Commenta…
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 1 2021 at 1:02pm
RT' @TheFilmScorer': Composer Nainita Desai joins me to talk about scoring The Reason I Jump, the benefits of vinyl, and the differences betw…
'@KinoLorber' on Mar. 1 2021 at 12:58pm
@ReasonIJumpFilm
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018

Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
email: edu@kinolorber.com