Stars: Jasmina Ali, Hasan Ali Mete, Zahra Amir Ebrahimi
Through rotoscoping animation, TEHRAN TABOO provides an unsparing glimpse into the margins of modern Tehran.
When prostitute Pari moves into an apartment with her mute son, she befriends Sara, a seemingly perfect middle-class wife, drawing out the desires and secrets hidden behind Sara’s demure, refined exterior. Meanwhile Babak, a well-meaning musician, finds himself caught between a woman and her fiancé as he tries to protect her from the devastating consequences of a drunken night together.
As their stories of sex, drugs and corruption converge, the unlikely allies must work together to navigate the treacherous restrictions of Iranian society.