Tehran: City of Love

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    Tehran: City of Love

    Directed by

    Netherlands, United Kingdom, Iran

    2018

    102 min

    • Farsi

    Drama

    Mina is a receptionist at an upmarket beauty clinic. Unhappy about her weight but addicted to ice cream, she catfishes men she encounters at work. Hessam, a retired bodybuilder who trains affluent older men, is cast in a film with Louis Garrel, someone neither he – nor anyone around him – has ever heard of, even if the producer assures him that the French actor is very famous. Meanwhile Vahid, a singer at religious ceremonies and an expert mourner, is convinced by his friends to try singing at weddings after his girlfriend breaks up with him.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Forough Ghajabegli
    Mehdi Saki
    Behnaz Jafari
    Screenplay
    Ali Jaberansari
    Maryam Najafi
    Production
    HERE & THERE PRODUCTIONS
    Sales
    REEL SUSPECTS

    Press

    Pitch-perfect deadpan humour helps paint a picture of Tehran as you’ve never seen it before, heralding an exciting new voice in contemporary Iranian cinema.

    Elhum Shakerifar, BFI London FF

    Ali Jaberansari

    Ali Jaberansari

    Iran

    Iranian/Canadian independent filmmaker/photographer based in London, UK. He recently graduated from the MA Filmmaking program at the London Film School where he wrote, directed, shot and edited several 16mm, 35mm and digital film projects. His final project, AMAN (35mm, 27mins, 2011) was awarded with Distinction by the academic board of the London Film School and is being submitted to international film festivals. TEHRAN, CITY OF LOVE is his latest feature and has its premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.