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Renowned Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi (A Time For Drunken Horses, Marooned in Iraq) returns with "an exhilarating examination of a leading Iranian criminal enterprise music" (The Wall Street Journa). Co-written by imprisoned Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, the film is an indictment of artistic repression in Iran s exciting underground music scene and a funny and moving celebration of an entire generation of Iranians striving towards personal and creative freedom. Shot in secret and featuring extraordinary performances by real underground bands, NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS follows a pair of young musicians, recently released from prison, on a mission to take their rock band to Europe. Forbidden by the authorities to play in Iran, they plan their escape abroad with a fast-talking music promoter. Vowing to play one last show before leaving Tehran, their dangerous mission takes them on a free-wheeling journey through the City s vibrant and diverse underground scene, home to an estimated 2,000 illegal independent bands.
Great subject -- the film makes me very curious about the state of the rock music scene in Iran. I greatly appreciate how Ghobadi's camera cuts from the vignettes of bands... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ami Marie Regier
about Persia, the more adequate term for todays Iran...the movie could be a mean to learn how Persians really tickPublished on July 7, 2013 by Alfred Hueter
No One Knows about Persian Cats, a film by Ghobadi (director) is great. It is all about Underground Persian Rock and Rap Music scenes and Bands. Music is fantastic; must see gem. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by Gh Kline