FREE FILM No One Knows About Persian Cats 6th July at No.34 Sittingbourne @IdeasTest
Written by karen on 30 June 2016
No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009) (12A)
Dir. Bahman Ghobadi (1 hour 46 min)
Following swiftly on the heels of one of the biggest music festivals on the planet – Glastonbury – July’s movie of choice is not actually about Persian cats as the title suggests, it’s about rock n roll!
Filmed in just 17 days, with a borrowed camera and without the approval of the Iranian government, this 2009 Cannes Film Festival Winner portrays the Iran that you don’t see in the news bulletins: it’s the Iran that loves rock, heavy metal and rap!
This semi-documentary film explores Tehran’s underground music scene and the story of a group of twenty-something Iranian rock musicians who are desperate to get permission to play a gig in London. But with Iran’s strict laws that forbid secular music, do they even stand a chance?
And why is this film about music titled “No One Knows About Persian Cats”?
Come join us on the 6th July to find out!
This is a FREE EVENT hosted by Ideas Test
Doors open at 7pm. Film Starts at 7:30pm.
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.
Donations are welcome.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1562989867338010/