Taboor

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US Premiere

Iran | 84 MINUTES

TABOOR

Science Fiction
A frail, bearded man awakens in a foil-lined room. Equipped with a protective aluminum body suit and motorcycle, he rides through the vast and solitary megalopolis of an alternate-future Tehran at night. He travels between various scheduled appointments ranging from fumigating factories, experiencing virtual reality amusement rides and posing as target practice for a rich, blanks-firing dwarf. His experiences unfold organically as the night approaches dawn.

Director Vahid Vakilifar slowly and steadily creates a surreal yet minimalist world with strikingly composed long takes and an entrancing score. Amid a monolithic cityscape, the lone motorcyclist is small and solitary. Carefully framed architecture expounds on the man’s frailty in this atmospheric film. Using naturalistic lighting and sparse dialogue, Vakilifar constructs a new reality by simplifying rather than exaggerating his current one.

—Mallory Lance

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Vahid Vakilifar

VAHID VAKILIFAR was born in Kermanshah, Iran, in 1981. He graduated from Soureh University in Tehran and has been an assistant director and programmer on several features. His previous films include the 2004 short Havery and the 2010 feature Gesher.
Director
Vahid Vakilifar
Screenwriter
Vahid Vakilifar
Producer
Vahid Vakilifar, Fariba Rostami
Cinematographer
Mohammad-Reza Jahanpanah
Vahid Vakilifar
Cast
Mohammad Rabbanipour
Composer
Keyhan Kalhor
Executive Producer
Vahid Vakilifar
Co-Producer
Fariba Rostami
Editor
Vahid Vakilifar

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