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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Tales
Program:World Cinema
Cine Global
Women and Film
Social Justice
Society & Culture
Women Directors
Voice Category:Panorama
Release Year:2014
Type:Narrative Feature
Festivals & Awards:ury Grand Prize - Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Best Screenplay - Venice Film Festival
Print Source:Noori Pictures
Director:Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
Producer:Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
Cinematographer:Koohyar Kalari
Editor:Sepideh Abdolvahab
Screenwriter:Rakhshan Bani-Etemad


After eight years of making documentaries, Iran’s best-known female director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad returns to fiction with a feature that strings together a series of short stories that flirts with social critique in the everyday dramas of crushed hopes, addiction, abuse and love.

"Tales is a journey through seven lives & characters that make ends meet in not extraordinary circumstances, but in perfectly ordinary situations, just like the rest of us in the society. Tales is a review of people's fate & the social circumstances in the past three decades." (Rakhshan Bani-Etemad)

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The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul is supported in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State's general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.