Film und Medien Stiftung NRW"Tehran Taboo"

The socio-political drama "Tehran Taboo" tells the story of a handful of people in Tehran, a city full of prohibitions and doctrinaire principles: Pari, who has to earn a living for herself and her five-year-old son Elias working as a prostitute; Babak, a music student who is pressured by the girl Donya to finance her virginity operation; Sara, who obediently lives the traditional values of Iranian society as a housewife with her husband and his parents. All of their lives change when the different fates collide with one another. The animated film is a production by Little Dream Entertainment in co-production with Coop99 Filmproduktion with the participation of broadcasters ZDF – Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Arte and ORF. World sales are handled by Celluloid Dreams. In 2017, "Tehran Taboo" had its world premiere in the Semaine de la Critique sidebar of the 70th Festival de Cannes. It was subsequently invited to numerous festivals and won several awards, including the FIPRESCI Prize at the Jerusalem Film Festival.