30.09. - 09.10.2021

No One Knows About Persian Cats Iran 2009 | 106 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Bahman Ghobadi

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).

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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.
Original title: Kasi Az Gorbehayeh Irani Khabar Nadareh
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Farsi
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
Screenplay: Bahman Ghobadi, Hossein Abkenar
Cast: Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koushanejad, Hamed Behdad, Babak Mirzakhani
Producer: Bahman Ghobadi
Director of Photography: Touraj Aslani
Production Design:
Editor: Hayedeh Safiyari
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: HDCam
German Distributor:
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Production: Mij-Film, Mitosfilm


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