Tehran Taboo


Wednesday 2nd October, 7:45 PM

  • Director: Ali Soozandeh
  • Running time: 1h 36m.
  • Year: 2017 | Genre: Animation, Drama | Rating: 15
  • Venue location: Leytonstone Library (1st floor)

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.

Making use of rotoscope animation, expat Iranian filmmaker Ali Soozandeh creates a portrait of contemporary Tehran that would be impossible by any other means.


Screening on Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 7:45 PM

At Leytonstone library (first floor), Church Lane, E11 1HG

Ticket price £6 (£5 all concessions) sold onsite and on the event night only.

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