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The screen brightens upon an urban skyline at nighttime, gliding past the passenger-side window of a speeding car.Film is a widely varied visual medium, so it's natural for critics to warble on about cinematography.Abbas the taxi driver's nocturnal conversations with a filmmaker and a onetime family friend who became a prostitute commence "Tales," a film driven by storytelling. The film will have its Lebanon premiere this week, screening at the Cultural Resistance International Film Festival.With a new government in power in Tehran, Banietemad finally released "Tales". As she told her audience at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, where the film had its regional premiere earlier this month, her feature will soon be in Iranian cinemas. Take Banietemad's closing sequence, the film's piece de resistance. Shot in a moving vehicle like the opening sequence, it centers on an aggressive yet mutable conversation between Hamed and Sara (Peyman Moadi and Baran Kossari), who work at the halfway house for battered women that provides one of the film's focal points. A more subtly written, and acted, vignette is lodged in the middle of the film. A young man and woman (Babak Hamidian and Negar Javaherian) are standing on the Tehran metro. Unlike much of the dialogue in the film, their conversation is tantalizing for what it does not disclose.
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