Tehran: City of Love

Directed By : Ali Jaberansari

Iran – UK – The Netherlands / 2019 / 102 min

Cast :

Forough Ghajabegli, Mehdi Saki, Amir Hessam Bakhtiar, Behnaz Jafari

Produced By :

Here & There Productions (Babak Jalali), Viking Film (Marleen Slot), Kavir Film (Mohammad Ahmadi), Maryam Najafi

Music By :

Hamed Sabet

Language :


Festivals :

BFI – Official Selection

Rotterdam IFFR – Voices

Sofia IFF – In Competition

Atlanta IFF – In Competition

Middle East Now – Official Selection

Washington DC IFF – Official Selection

Beijing IFF – Official Selection

San Francisco FF – Official Selection

Off Camera – Official Selection

FilmFest München – Official Selection

Frameline – Official Selection

Cabourg FF – Official Selection

Taipei IFF – Official Selection

Moscow IFF – Official selection

UCLA Iranian FF – Official selection

Focus on Asia Fukuoka IFF – In competition

Curaçao Rotterdam FF – Official selection

Helsinki IFF – In competition

Anonimul IFF – In competition

UC Irvine Event – Official selection

Cinefest Miskolc IFF – In competition

!f Istanbul  – Official competition

Soundscreen FF – Official competition

MediOrizzonti IFF – Official selection

Mostra de Sao Paulo IFF – Official selection

Gender Bender IFF – In competition

Virginia IFF – Official selection

Braunschweig IFF – Official selection

Awards :

Young Jury Prize @ Sofia IFF

Best Actress @ Beijing IFF

Ecumenical jury prize at Cinefest Miskolc IFF

Watch the Trailer :

Synopsis :

Three lonely people, each looking for love in their own ways. This is hard enough in any big city – never mind in Tehran, where individual freedoms can’t be taken for granted. In a sexy voice on the telephone, an overweight receptionist seduces men who wouldn’t look twice at her real ‘me’. In revenge, her sexy alter ego stands up every single one of the dates she makes. A former bodybuilding champion now earns a living as a personal trainer. When he gets a promising young sportsman as a client, he drops everything else; even a very promising acting job for a well-known French director. A singer at religious funerals is dumped by his fiancée. He tries to find new purpose in life by retraining as a singer at weddings and parties. That’s a lot more attractive to women, his friend assures him.

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