Thursday 15th November 2018 - 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm, Palmer Building
Taboo and hypocrisy as inevitable bedfellows are explored with nuance and grit in this gorgeously rotoscope animated drama, involving three strong-willed women and a young male musician’s search for freedom and happiness in a restrictive society. They transgress sexual taboos and strict religious laws, risking all, while the enforcers of this moral probity do the same but with impunity.
Germany-Austria 2017 – Persian with subtitles – Directed by Ali Soozandeh with Farhad Abadinejad, Jasmina Ali, Rozita Assadollahy – 96 min
These tales are brimming with urgency and conflict and serve as powerful reminders of the liberties and autonomy those of us living in the free world too often take for granted – LOS ANGELES TIMES
Brilliant use of animation to put the spotlight on Iran’s social contradictions using film noir conventions adroitly. Not to be missed – COUNTERPUNCH.ORG