Tale of the Sea
Taher Mohebi, a well-known writer, breaks down after witnessing a violent murder and spends three years in a mental institution. After his release Taher is told that things are just as they were before, but his relentless hallucinations make him want to return to the institution.
'When it is forbidden to tell one’s story in an open manner because of its political implications, one is obliged to use metaphors to communicate with one’s audience. Tale of the Sea is the story of a well-known writer, driven to madness because of a tragic incident he witnessed. His personal story, with his wife and the daughter of his former lover, gives a twist to a tale that is as complicated as the sea, for the sea only tells the truth when a storm is raging.'
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