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Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo
April 20 - May 03

04/20 | 3:00, 8:00 PM
04/21 |  3:00, 8:00 PM
04/24 | 8:00 PM
04/25 | 8:00 PM
04/26 | 8:00 PM
04/27 | 12:30 PM
04/28 | 5:30 PM
04/29 | 12:30 PM
05/01  | 5:30 PM
05/02 | 5:30 PM

UICA Members: $4
Public: $8

*Pre-sale tickets are not available for films screening more than one date. Movie tickets can be purchased at the Guest Services desk beginning at 12 noon on the date of each screening.

Movie times are subject to change. Please verify showtimes the day of your visit. 

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.

Directed By: Ali Soozandeh
Genre: Drama | Animation
Run Time: 90 min
MPAA Rating: NR
Origin: Austria | Germany
Distributor: Kino Lorber 

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