No One Knows About Persian Cats- a film about Tehran’s underground indie music scene that has won awards at the Cannes Film Festival and the audience award at the Miami Film Festival -is finally opening across the United States. While the political themes of the film are engaging, eye-opening and supremely important the overarching theme of the film is the shared love of rock & roll music. The soundtrack album (A European Best Seller) was released in the U.S. through Milan Records on April 13. The film was simultaneously made available nationwide on IFC Films’ video on demand platform starting April 16, available to over 50 million homes in all major markets.
Persian Cats follows young singer Negar and her musician boyfriend Ashkan (Take It Easy Hospital), who attempt to form a rock band after being released from prison.Forbidden by the authorities to play in Iran , and dreaming of performing in Europe, they plan their escape. The necessary paperwork proves impossible to come by legitimately, so they team up with Nader, a fast-talking music promoter, who may be able to provide the connections they need. (more…)