IFFA19 Tehran: City of Love

CTC 102 mins

About the film

Director: Ali Jaberansari
Actors: Amir Hessam Bakhtiari, Forough Ghajabegli, Mehdi Saki
An ex bodybuilding champion now personal trainer, finds secret excitement in his life when he accepts to train a young man for the championships; An overweight beauty clinic secretary who lacks confidence in her physical appearance, uses her sexy voice to create a persona for seducing men she feels she could never have; and a dispirited religious singer tries his luck at becoming a wedding singer to increase the chances of finding the love of his life. This is the bittersweet tale of three middle-aged disenchanted characters yearning for love in a city that does not embrace them.

Australian Premiere

Winner Best Actress – Beijing Int’l Film Festival 2019
Rotterdam Int’l Film Festival 2019
BFI London Int’l Film Festival 2019
San Francisco Int’l Film Festival 2019
Atlanta Int’l Film Festival – Nominated for Grand Jury Award 2019
Vancouver Int’l Film Festival 2019

Show Times

Sat Nov 16

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