Tales is a panoramic portrait of the lower depths of Tehran, composed of seven vignettes that follow a variety of individuals, from a documentary filmmaker and a taxi driver to mothers, intellectuals, activists, and addicts. Will the light of love and hope lighten their lives? Returning to many of the characters featured in her previous films, Bani-Etemad tracks the changes to circumstances, fate, and social conditions over the past three decades as she pushes the boundaries of freedom of expression in a censored society. 2015, Iran, DCP, in Farsi with English subtitles, 88 min.
Presented as part of a trio of films by celebrated female Iranian directors Marzieh Meshkini and Rakhshan Bani-Etemad. Together, they represent the directors’ authentic perspectives as women in modern Iranian society.