Monday, 22 February 2010

No One Knows About Persian Cats

Special Jury Prize in the "Un Certain Regard" section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, this is a film I strongly recommend.

From Iranian director Bahman Ghobad, the film portrays Tehran as a city with a vibrant underground indie rock scene (in a mixed fiction/ documentary format), and features a number of bands, playing from metal to rap, on a musical guided tour lead by the duo Negar and Ashkan from the band "Take It Easy Hospital".

The band asked for asylum in the UK last August and is living in London ever since.

In Geneva, the film is presently showing in the Scala cinemas. I Leave you with a teaser.

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