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Kino Lorber Acquires ‘Tehran Taboo’ North American Rights

Rotoscoped feature, which debuted at Cannes and played in competition at Annecy, is being prepped for a February release.

Kino Lorber has acquired the North American rights to Tehran Taboo, a rotoscope-animated feature that premiered at the Cannes Critics’ Week and was in competition at Annecy, Variety reports.

Directed by Iranian-born Ali Soozandeh, Taboo is a German-Austrian co-production that interweaves the sex lives of a prostitute, a male musician and two young women in Tehran.

France’s Celluloid Dreams has also made deals for other markets, including: AZ Films for French-speaking Canada; ARP Selection for France; Praesens Film for Switzerland; Seven Films for Greece; Maywin Media AB for CIS and the Baltics; Discovery Film and Video Distribution for former Yugoslavia; Cirko Film for Hungary; and Luna Films for Singapore.

Kino Lorber is planning to release Taboo in February.

Source: Variety

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