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659 Ratings

No One Knows About Persian Cats

Kasi az gorbehaye irani khabar nadareh | کسی از گربه های ایرانی خبر نداره

Directed by Bahman Ghobadi
Iran, 2009


As they are being released from prison, a young woman and a young man, both musicians, decide to assemble a band. They meet with other underground musicians in Tehran and try to convince them to leave Iran, while attempting to get passports and money to go to Europe.

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No One Knows About Persian Cats Directed by Bahman Ghobadi

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2009 | 2 wins including: Un Certain Regard - Special Jury Prize

São Paulo International Film Festival

2009 | Winner: Best Feature Film (Critics Award)

Critics reviews

What ultimately emerges is not just a film about political repression and music, but also a work of immense creative longing.
October 28, 2015
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PERSIAN CATS is always hurtling from [one] episode to the next, and Ghobadi enlivens the musical numbers with quick-cut montages of daily life in Tehran; some of these montages present images of homeless people and illegal street vendors, reminding us that musicians aren’t the only ones who have it rough in the city. The movie feels urgent and intense, inspiring concern for the fate of the protagonists.
September 30, 2011
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