Monday 25th Feb – 7.30pm

Tehran Taboo (15)

2018 Germany/Austria, directed by Ali Soozandeh, 96 minutes

Animation was the only realistic medium for the German-based Iranian director’s frank look at the seedy and troubled underbelly of Iran’s capital city. He aims his beautifully executed film at sexual hypocrisy in particular – typified by the shocking opening scene involving Pari, a prostitute, her client and her son who sits quietly in the back of the car they are travelling in. Although the film has been criticised for depicting an Iran of 20 years ago it is nevertheless a nuanced and gripping watch.

Film notes (paper copies available at the screening)

Tickets (£5 adults, £3 children) available on the door or in advance from the Buxton Opera House box office

Coming soon…

The divisions in Paraguain society is the theme in The Heiresses on 4th March. We pay tribute to the late Michel Legrand with The Umbrellas of Cherbourg on the 11th and Vice on the 18th is the story of arch villain Dick Cheney followed by Steve McQueen’s all-women heist movie Widows on 25th March. On the 1st of April we have the much talked about Oscar-nominated Capernaum – a must see…For the full list and more details go to our diary page