TABOOR

Original title: TABOOR
Type: Science-Fiction

CAST:
* Mohammad Rabbanipour

CREW:
Written and directed by: Vahid Vakilifar
Director of photography: Mohammad-Reza Jahanpanah
Editing: Vahid Vakilifar
Supervising sound editor & Mix: Hossein Mahdavi
Music: Keyhan Kalhor
Décors: Saeid Assadi
Set & Costume designer: Saeid Assadi
Make-Up: Reza Arabi & Ali Javadpour
Year: 2012
Running Time: 84min, couleur
Producer: Vahid Vakilifar
Co-Producer: Fariba Rostami

Shooting format: HD; colour
Sound: Dolby-SR
Originale version: Persian
Subtitled in: English

Fiction – colour  – 84min – 2012 – Iran

Press Kit:

Synopsis:
A man seeks to protect his hypersensitive body from a daily rise in temperature caused by pervasive electromagnetic waves. He concocts an aluminum jumpsuit which he wears under abundant layers of clothing. Despite his fragile health, every evening he rides his motorbike to keep appointments with his customers. His mission: to destroy cockroach nests.  After each mission the man plunges into the dark heart of the city, crisscrossing the far flung streets of a megapolis in which time has stood still and from which the tumult of the day has disappeared. While awaiting the dawn, he must confront the many intrigues of the night.

Festivals:
*- 17th Pusan International Film Festival, South Korea. October 04-13, 2012. « A Window on Asian Cinema »
*- 41e Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal, Canada. 10-21 Octobre, 2012. « Panorama International »
*- 14th Mumbai International Film Festival, India. October 18-25, 2012. « World Cinema Section »
*- 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece. November 02-11, 2012. « Competitive Section »
*- 12th Marrakesh International Film Festival, Morocco. November 30-December 08, 2012. « Competitive Section »
*- 9th Dubai International Film Festival, United Arab Emirates. December 09-16, 2012. « Competitive Section »
*- 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands. January 23-February 03, 2013 « Signals:Inside Iran » section
*- 30th International Environmental Film Festival, Paris, France. February 19-26, 2013 « Closing night »
*- 15th Deauville Asian Film Festival, France. March 06-10, 2013. « Competitive Section’
*- 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival. March 17-April 02, 2013.
*- 5th CPH PIX Copenhagen Film Festival, Denmark. April 11-24,  2013.
*- 12th Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), New York City, USA. April 17- 28, 2013.  » Non Competitive Section »
* Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival, Brazil. June 06-14, 2013. « Official Section / Other Views »
* 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK. June 19-30, 2013. « New Perspectives Strand »
*- 1er Festival Cinéma(s) d’Iran , Paris, France. June 26-July 02, 2013.  » Non Competitive Festival »
*- New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland. July 18-28, 2013. « Panorama Section »
*- 34th International Film Festival « Brother Manaki », Bitola, Macedonia. September 14- 21, 2013.  « Competitive Section-New Visions”
*- 15th Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil. September 26-October 10, 2013.  » Non Competitive Festival »
*- 23rd Cologne Conference International Film & Television Festival Cologne, Germany.  September 29- October 04 2013.  « Competitive Section-Look section »
*11th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris, France. October 10-20, 2013. « Competitive Section – Cinéma transgressif »
*- International Festival Signes de Nuit, Saarbrücken , Germany. October 31- November 03, 2013. « Panorama Section »
*10th International Film Festival Transsaharien, Zagora, Morocco. November 19-24,  2013. « Competitive Section »
*- Edinburgh Iranian Film Festival, UK. February 2015 « Non Competitive Festival »
*- 2nd BETON Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland. April 9 – 12, 2015. « Non Competitive Festival »
*- Yarat Public Art Festival, Baku, Azerbaijan. June – September, 2015. « Non Competitive Festival »

Awards:
* Winner of : *First Jury’s Special Mention* at the 53rd Thessaloniki IFF, Greece.
* Winner of : *Jury Prize* at the 12th Marrakesh International Film Festival, Morocco.
* Winner of : *Critics’ Prize* at the 15th Deauville Asian Film Festival, France.
* Winner of : *Night Award* at the 11th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris, France.

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