TABOO

2015, Colour, Iran, World Competition

 

Production Team

Director : Khosro Masoumi

Screenwriter : Khosro Masoumi

Cinematographer : Nader Masoumi

Editor : Hasan Hasandoost

Cast : Elnaz Shakerdoost, Hadi Dibaji, Jamal Ejali, Jamshid Jahanzadeth, Khayan Vaghar, Mehran Rajabi, Nouraldin Aalami

Music : Morteza Saedi

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Javad Norooz-Beigi, Mohammad Emami, Iran Novin Film, 27 Mahnaz Street, Valiasr, Parkvey, Téhéran (Iran), tél.: +98 (21) 27 634, [email protected]


 

Synopsis

In northern Iran, a 67-year-old landowner already married to three wives, is urging one of his workers who has a beautiful 24-year-old daughter, to get her to marry him. The young woman is a university student in the city of Rasht and active in student affairs at the school. As well, she is in love with one of her classmates, an elementary school teacher in a nearby village. Her father intends to compel her to marry the landowner but she runs away to be with the young schoolteacher. When her presence is noticed by the teacher's students he hides her in a small apartment in the city that he shares with two friends. This too proves unsafe and she is sent to a deserted ship where one of the teacher's friends distills alcohol illegally. With her father and the landowner still seeking to "defend their honour", how long can she keep hiding?

 

Director

Born in 1957, Iranian filmmaker Khsoro Masoumi studied cinema and television at the Dramatic Arts University and began his career in 1958 with Free Cinema in Bandar Abbas and in the early 1980s began directing short and feature films. He made his fiction feature debut in 1986 with THE ENCOUNTER and has since had his films shown in festivals around the world. These include: LEADEN TIMES (1986), TRADITIONS OF KILLING LOVERS (2004), SOMEWHERE FAR AWAY (2006), WIND BLOWS ON THE MEADOW (2008, best film at the Fajr Festival) and BEAR (2012, best film at the Shanghai Festival).


 

Projections

Monday August 31, 2022 - 02:00 PM - CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL
Wednesday September 2, 2022 - 07:00 PM - CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL


 

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