Watch the trailer for the animated film Tehran Taboo, a 2017 German-Austrian animated film directed by Ali Soozandeh screened in the International Critics’ Weeksection at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Pulling back the veil on a little-seen slice of Iranian street culture, this visually powerful animated feature follows the intersecting lives of three women – a sex worker, a trapped wife and a struggling musician – as they grapple with the double standards of sex, gender and religion in Tehran’s politically oppressive atmosphere.



 

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo