Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 – Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
09:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Mature Audiences Only
An edgy animated film for adult audiences, Tehran Taboo follows three strong-willed women and one young man who cross paths in Tehran while each pursues morally questionable activities.
From a prostitute whose young son waits nearby during her transactions, to a musician whose one-night stand has disturbing consequences, it is clear that breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation. As first-time director Ali Soozandeh explains, “Everyone sees these taboos, but no one talks about them. There is a huge silence at the center of the society that no one breaks. That was the big question I wanted to ask: Why do we all play along?” Tehran Taboo was the first animated feature in the prestigious Critics’ Week at the Cannes International Film Festival.
“A beautifully rotoscoped drama with intertwining stories set against the cognitively dissonant clash of Iran’s strict, theocratic society and the everyday realities of sex, drugs, and corruption.” —Michael Ordona, Los Angeles Times
“A spellbinding animated journey into the underbelly of Iranian society.” —E. Nina Rothe, The Huffington Post
“Visually striking. This wily account of 20-something Iranians negotiating an assault course of laws and prohibitions to get their kicks fizzes with energy and bad behavior.” —Wendy Ide, Screen International
“An audacious debut. Explores the highly charged theme of sexual and personal freedom in Iran without salaciousness.” —Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
• Want to see more of the Iranian Film Festival? Rice Cinema and Asia Society Texas Center also host screenings.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
- MFAH Members FREE
- Adults $15
- Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
- Military (with ID) $10
- College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
- Youth (13–18) $7.50
- Children (12 & younger) FREE
- Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Paid Parking
- Street Parking
Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.
Two Parking Garages
Parking Garage HoursOpen daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Parking Garage Fees
- Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
- The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
- For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
Special Offers / Dining
Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.
Events at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Jan. 30 – Dec. 29, 2019
Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
Feb. 12 – Aug. 4, 2019
Fear and Wonder: Sublime Landscapes on Paper—Selections from the Museum’s Collection
Mar. 16 – Sep. 8, 2019
Between Play and Grief: Selections from the Latino American Collection
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