Film

Tao Hui

Thursday, 1:05-1:45pm

The Dusk of Tehran

Tao Hui, The Dusk of Tehran, 2014. Courtesy of Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong / Shanghai and Esther Schipper, Berlin

Shot in Tehran in 2014, Tao Hui’s video The Dusk of Tehran is inspired by the words spoken by the famous Hong Kong pop singer Anita Mui to her fans at her final concert. In the back of a taxi sits a young local actress wearing a bridal gown and smoking, talking with the driver who remains out of shot, reprising the star's words in Persian. In their new geographical context, these observations on social ambition, the desire for love and the difficulty of finding it become an implied criticism of the restrictions imposed on women in Iran.

Screening on Thursday, February 13 at 1:05-1:45pm at Paramount Theatre