The Kurdish Film “No One Knows About Persian Cats”
"No One Knows About Persian Cats", or "Kasi az gorbehaye irani khabar nadareh" in its original language, is a Persian movie filmed in Tehran and directed and co-written by Bahman Ghobadi. Bahman Ghobadi, an Iranian film director of Kurdish ethnicity, is famous for his much better known works such as "A Time for Drunken Horses" or "Turtles Can Fly".
The story revolves around two Iranian musicians who, due to their love of Indie rock and playing music, are forced to make a decision: get a permit to play their music or get a visa to move to London to play it. The film follows the hilarious and an upbeat adventure of the journey of two musicians trying to get out of the country, legally or not.
Nicholas Rapold, a reporter with the "Film Comment" magazine, comments on the enthusiasm of Ghobadis various young co-conspirators, saying that it is "infectious, and the music is generally catchy and occasionally excellent. But what really distinguishes the film—banned in Iran, it goes without saying— is the enormous risks these musicians take, which Ghobadi ultimately drives home with legitimate dramatic license."
"No One Knows About Persian Cats" is a film about love, friendship, and the pursuit of happiness- definitely a film worth watching.