Opens Friday June 4. Unrated, 106 min. In Persian with English subtitles.
The fifth feature by award-winning director Bahman Ghobadi; Shot in secret and featuring extraordinary performances by real underground bands, NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS follows a pair of young musicians, recently released from prison, on a mission to take their rock band to Europe. Forbidden by the authorities to play in Iran, they plan their escape abroad with a fast-talking music promoter. Vowing to play one last show before leaving Tehran, their dangerous mission takes them on a free-wheeling journey through the City’s vibrant and diverse underground scene, home to an estimated 2,000 illegal independent bands.
Official website: http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/no-one-knows-about-persian-cats