Mijfilm
Lisa Schwarzbaum
April 15, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

No One Knows About Persian Cats

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
Limited Release Date
04/16/10
performer
Negar Shaghaghi
director
Bahman Ghobadi
author
Bahman Ghobadi, Hossein Mortezaeiyan, Roxana Saberi
genre
Drama

We gave it an A-

Forbidden to perform their indie rock in Iran, a young female singer and her musician boyfriend prowl Tehran looking for bandmates and making plans to escape to Europe in No One Knows About Persian Cats. Director Bahman Ghobadi (Turtles Can Fly) shot his faux documentary in secret, and the close-to-the-ground style compensates for the tenuous narrative structure by capturing the energy and variety of Tehran’s music scene in all its bravery. (Available on cable via on demand) A-

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