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No One Knows About Persian Cats

OT: Kasi Az Gorbehayeh Irani Khabar Nadareh

Bahman Ghobadi // Iran, 2009
Fiction Feature // FF2009



A familiar story, though highly improbable in Iran: young people get together and form a band. Rock music is illegal in Iran, as is the spirit that comes with it. A complicated censoring system has driven the scene underground. And in”No One Knows About Persian Cats” the group of young musicians intends to flee to Europe. The music film, set in the moloch of Teheran, won the Special Jury Prize in Cannes, where it ran in the section “Un Certain Regard”. The director has not returned to Iran since the festival. The scriptwas co-written by US journalist Roxana Saberi.


Bahman Ghobadi, born in 1969, director of films such as"A Time for Drunken Horses"(2000), "Marooned in Iraq" (2002), "Turtles Can Fly" (2004) and "Half Moon" (2006).


Kasi Az Gorbehayeh Irani Khabar Nadareh

Fiction Feature


Agenda 09//FF2009



106 min


Bahman Ghobadi

Bahman Ghobadi, Hossein Abkenar

Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koushanejad, Hamed Behdad, Babak Mirzakhani

Bahman Ghobadi

Touraj Aslani

Hayedeh Safiyari

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