No One Knows About Persian Cats (2010) 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… 2010-04-16 Drama Negar Shaghaghi IFC Films
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No One Knows About Persian Cats (2010)

IRAN SO FAR Negar Shaghi and Ashkan Koshanejad have a song to sing No One Knows About Persian Cats
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IRAN SO FAR Negar Shaghi and Ashkan Koshanejad have a song to sing No One Knows About Persian Cats
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Apr 16, 2010; Genre: Drama; With: Negar Shaghaghi; Distributor: IFC Films

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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Originally posted Apr 14, 2010 Published in issue #1099-1100 Apr 23, 2010 Order article reprints