Film Screening: Taboor

Film Screening: Taboor

"Taboor" (2012).

Part of the Tribeca Film Festival

This program is co-presented by Tribeca Film Festival and Asia Society.

Screening location: Clearview Cinemas, 260 W 23rd St New York, NY.

Dir. Vahid Vakilifar. Iran. 2012. 84 min.

U.S. premiere

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. 

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Event Details

20 April 2013
7:30pm - 9:00pm

Clearview Cinemas, 260 W 23rd St New York, NY. (212) 691-5519

General Admission: $16. Tickets sold through Tribeca Film Festival box office.