Tehran Taboo

Ali Soozandeh, Germany/Austria, 2017, 96 min, in Farsi with English Subtitles
Nominated, Camera d’Or and Critics’ Week Grand Prize, Cannes FF 2017; winner, FIPRESCI, Jerusalem FF 2017
Opening film, Thursday, 2 November 2017, 7:30 PM, Toronto Premiere

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 laws. In this bustling modern metropolis, avoiding prohibition has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation.