As they are being released from prison, a young woman and a young man, both musicians, decide to assemble a band. They travel Tehran meeting with other underground musicians and try to convince them to leave Iran. Not having any chance to play in Tehran, they dream of leaving to play music in Europe. But that’s hard to make happen without money and a passport… —Cannes Film Festival
Bahman Ghobadi (Kurdish: بههمهن قوبادی) is an Iranian film director of Kurdish ethnicity. He was born on February 1, 1969 in Baneh, Iranian Kurdistan. Ghobadi belongs to the so called “new wave” of Iranian cinema.
He was born in Baneh, in northwestern Kurdistan Province of Iran. His family moved to Sanandaj in 1981. Ghobadi received a Bachelor of Arts in film directing from the Iranian Broadcasting College. After a brief career in industrial photography, Ghobadi began making short 8 mm films. His documentary Life In Fog won numerous awards. Bahman Ghobadi was assistant director on Abbas Kiarostami’s The Wind Will Carry Us.
Bahman Ghobadi founded Mij Film in 2000, a company with the aim of production of films in Iran about its different ethnic groups. His first feature film was A Time for Drunken Horses (2000), the first Kurdish film produced in Iran. The film won Caméra d’Or at Cannes Film Festival. His second feature was Marooned in Iraq (2002), which brought him the… read more
Bahman Ghobadi returns to the IFFR with 'No One Knows About Persian Cats', a rare and exciting look into the underground music scene of Teheran. In dramatized documentary form, Ghobadi shows how hidden below the surface of Iran's religious dictatorship Teheran is alive and buzzing with musical talent. Read my full review: http://www.brnrd.net/blog/archive/2010/01/31/iffr-no-one-knows-about-persian-cats
I saw this a few months ago. If anyone knows the name of the dance track played during the rave scene, please let me know! The Internet doesn't seem to be of much help.
No One Knows about Persian Cats, shot unofficially in Tehran in 2008 in 17 days and then finished in Germany, is the story of two Iranian
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No One Knows About Persian Cats
Directed by: Bahmad Ghobadi
Screened at the Milwaukee Film Festival 2010
Winner of the Special Jury Prize, Un Certain… read review