Tehran: City of Love
Tehran: City of Love

Tehran: City of Love 12A S

Film

Please note: This was screened in Oct 2019

Director:
Ali Jaberansari
Cast:
Forough Ghajabagli, Mehdi Saki, Amir Hessam Bakhtiari
Duration:
102 mins, Subtitled, 2018, Iran | UK | Netherlands
Primary language:
Persian

Three unlucky in love Tehran residents make attempts to change their solo status in director Ali Jaberansari's refreshing, original and deadpan tale of the Iranian capital.

Three lonely hearts - an ex-champion bodybuilder past his prime, an ice-cream-loving receptionist and a professional funeral singer with a gloomy manner to match - navigate the chilly waters of romance in this darkly funny and subversively queer take on contemporary Iran. With a little Botox here, a relationship seminar there, and a cheerier colour of suit, maybe this hapless trio can transform themselves and finally get their love requited...

A darkly funny anti-romance that suggests it’s the absurdity of pursuing love, not its triumphs, that really makes us human.

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