Thursday, March 17, 2011

No One Knows About Persian Cats

All Negar and Ashkan want to do is put a band together and bring their unique indie rock sound to an audience. That’s a lot easier said than done, though, when you live in a country like Iran where just playing music can get you arrested and put in jail for years (without a trial). Director Bahman Ghobadi does a great job of showing the determination that musicians in Iran have when it comes to their art, but the best thing about the movie are the music-video-like moments where he lets the bands play while showing us images of everyday life in a country most of us know very little about.

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