Iranian film at GOMA this Friday evening


Winner of the Jury Grand Prize and nominated for Achievement in Directing at the 8th APSAs last December, Iranian director Rakhshan Banietemad’s Tales affirms her reputation as one of the most acute observers of her country’s malaise.

Tales weaves the characters of Banietemad’s previous films into a series of vignettes that veer artfully between satire and absurdity, comedy and tragedy.

Banietemad composes a wide-ranging broadside on the oft-ignored social problems facing contemporary Iran – bureaucracy, drug use, prostitution and poverty.

From a woman taking a taxi she cannot pay for, to unpaid factory workers attempting to unionise themselves, to the domestic quandaries of a girl’s

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