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More about No One Knows About Persian Cats
Renowned Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi (A Time for Drunken Horses, Marooned in Iraq) returns with “an exhilarating examination of a leading Iranian criminal enterprise – music” (The Wall Street Journal). Ghobadi’s Cannes prize winner No One Knows About Persian Cats was co-written by imprisoned Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi. The film, shot with documentary-like realism, is an indictment of artistic repression in Iran’s exciting underground music scene and a funny and moving celebration of an entire generation of Iranians striving for personal and creative freedom.
Shot in secret and featuring extraordinary performances by real underground bands, No One Knows About Persian Cats follows a pair of young musicians (Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koshanejad), recently released from prison, on a mission to take their rock band to Europe. Forbidden by the authorities to play in Iran, they plan their escape abroad with a fast-talking promoter. Vowing to play one last show before leaving Tehran, their dangerous mission takes them on a free-wheeling journey through the city’s vibrant and diverse underground scene, home to an estimated 2,000 illegal independent bands.
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2011