Tehran: City of Love

  • 2018
  • Iran / UK / Netherlands
  • 1h 42min
  • Directed by: Ali Jaberansari
  • Cast: Forough Ghajabagli, Mehdi Saki, Amir Hessam Bakhtiari
  • Language: Persian
  • UK release: 14 October 2018

Hessam (Bakhtiari) is a former bodybuilder who’s been cast in a film; Mina (Ghajabagli) is a brusque receptionist at a beauty clinic desperate to find Mr Right; Vahid (Saki) is a singer who performs at funerals. A low-key, dowbeat trio of melancholy tales of unrequited love and crossed wires: the title is very ironic.

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Tehran: City of Love

7 Oct 20193 stars

Iranian director Ali Jaberansari takes a look at the flipside of love with a trio of rather downbeat tales

The title must be ironic. The Iranian capital seems to offer only heartbreak and isolation in Tehran: City of Love. Incurable romantics seeking cute couples and happy endings have definitely come to the wrong place. Director/co-writer Ali Jaberansari's…

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