When laws and institution are always against you, despite the screaming truth lying under them, what is there left to construct on? A poignant film, based on intertwined anecdotes that let us believe Soozandeh had heard some stories himself, since they are too realistic and peculiar to be invented.
Ce film me rappelle que toutes les sociétés ont encore du développement à faire contre tout ce qui est laid , dans une société autoritaire et tyrannique, et qui empêchent de vivre librement. Des scènes , comme les capotes d'eau jetées sur la tête des gens comme des bombes, ou le ballon lancé dans le rosier comme on détruit la beauté du monde et la scène finale, le vol de l'oiseau, envol sur la liberté et dignité,
A decent 1st feature, more or less the expected. I don't need flawless inspiration, but do prefer a unique perspective. The insight is routine, w/out the surprise & often delight found in, say, Jafar Panahi, who covers similar ground. The more overt the social forces, the more singular an artist's response has to be or the work will be "earnest but predictable" (& more vulnerable to attack).
A horrible shit. Another attempt to demonize a country that they have no idea what it is like, using "native" people. An adaptation to the interests of countries frantically seeking to overthrow governments that hinder their neocolonial interests and praised by wildly ignorant people of the iranian culture and Islam. This only fosters Islamophobia in countries where Christian fundamentalism dominates and kills wildly
A masterpiece. The animation adds the right amount of anonymity to the shocking happenings unfolding in the movie. Featuring a remarkable character development and a universally humane spirit, this is a movie trying not to violently point you towards grievances but gently translates them into your vision through what feels like authentic stories. It's a film about freedom, not cultural denouncement.
I suppose the reason that this film was animated is that you couldn't possibly film such a film in Iran nowadays. A rather singular look at contemporary Iranian life that doesn't give the viewer much to really think as much as to follow the director's view.
Great movie depicting the barbaric oppression of women, homosexuals or anybody else not deemed living up to Islamic principles. I also enjoyed the rotoscope animation technique. Full solidarity with the Iranian Green Party, all the other refugees who made it out and the ones who don't have the opportunity to go. May the Rule of the Ayatollahs not last for much longer.
While the animation makes this more visually appealing it also makes the characters more relatable (since their racial/ethnic features become less pronounced) and therefore easier to empathize with. All four main characters have their own situations the deal with in their own way and somehow they all end up meeting one another at the strangest of uncountable crossroads. Dark in a lovely way. Beautiful end scene.
Tehran Taboo is a powerful movie that gives insight and understanding of the complicated society of Iran. The beautifully drawn animation gives depth and feeling to the story that traditional film could not. The animation is complicated in its drawing with the washed-out colors that add so much depth to the story. Each character in the movie is complicated and beautifully developed. I highly recommend this movie.