This film examines the taboo topics of conservative-religious Iranian society: prostitution, drug addiction, domestic violence and corruption.
The grande dame of Iranian film, Rakhshan Bani-Etemad (Under the Skin of the City), tells seven stories of people in Tehran from different social strata and professions. TALES is "a poignant, intimate look behind closed doors, as well as a biting examination of modern Iranian society." (ImvBox)
Despite or precisely because of the increasing modernization of Iran in recent years, many Iranians are caught in tension between tradition and modernity. At the same time, Rakhshan Bani-Etemad also illuminates motivations and coping strategies and shows how people take their fate into their own hands.