Rakhshan Bani-Etemad – filmmaker – Tales
Rakhshan Bani-Etemad talks about her outlook on Iranian’s society, her main source of inspiration to write the stories she tells. She also talks about the process of creating a feature film from a series of shorts to bypass government’s restriction on film making in Iran.
TALES: The film is made up of several loosely connected episodes, depicting people from many backgrounds at the margins of Teheran’s society: a taxi driver who tries to help a drug-addicted sex worker, a group of unemployed factory workers confronting government bureaucracy, a social worker running from the husband who disfigured her, and a documentary filmmaker are among those whose lives intersect. The brilliant dialogue strikes the perfect balance between drama and comedy, combining fascinating stories of loss and love.