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Cannes: The Hidden World of Iran’s Nightlife Revealed in Exclusive ‘Tehran Taboo’ Trailer

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The animated feature from first-time director Ali Soozandeh premieres in Cannes’ Critics’ Week sidebar.

The secret life of young people in Iran struggling to express their sexuality and embrace life while living under the country’s oppressive, theocratic regime is the focus of Tehran Taboo, the directorial debut of German-based Iranian filmmaker Ali Soozandeh.

But the film, which premieres in Cannes’ Critics’ Week sidebar on Saturday, is also attracting attention for its visual style, created by a unique combination of rotoscoping and motion capture with hand-drawn and computer animation.

Celluloid Dreams is selling the film worldwide.

Check out an exclusive trailer for Tehran Taboo below.

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