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No One Knows About Persian Cats chronicles Iran's music scene

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No One Knows About Persian Cats chronicles Iran's music scene

Two screenings of Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi’s excellent new film about the underground Tehran music scene. This mockumentary follows two youngsters’ attempts to form a band and stay one step ahead of the authorities. Gifted filmmaker Ghobadi, whose previous films include the remarkable A Time for Drunken Horses and Turtles Can Fly has made a film that is rough, ready, vital and full of passion, plus the music is fantastic. A wider Scottish release for this film will hopefully be secured soon.

Cameo, Edinburgh on Mon 5 & Wed 7 Apr.

No One Knows About Persian Cats

  • 4 stars
  • 2009
  • Iran
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bahman Ghobadi
  • Written by: Bahman Ghobadi, Hossein Mortezaeiyan, Roxana Saberi
  • Cast: Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Kooshanejad, Hamed Behdad

Freewheeling mockumentary about the underground Iranian music scene in Tehran featuring real musicians from the director A Time For Drunken Horses and Turtles Can Fly. Moving, funny and worrying – this unique little film deserves to find an audience, plus the soundtrack is a killer.

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