Raving Iran 2016 Ages 15+

6.00PM Wed 3 Feb 2021 (1hr 24mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

‘Anoosh and Arash are at the centre of Tehran’s underground techno scene. They get off on what they do, and their passion for making music and spinning records is palpable. But dodging police, lying to government officials and having to peddle their recordings on the black market takes its toll. They decide to organize a final secret rave in the desert when Anoosh is arrested. In a country where the routine “eat, sleep, rave, repeat” is a punishable political act, the duo realize how dire their situation is. They despair about what the future holds for them in Iran, when (as if the universe were listening) they receive a phone call from the biggest techno festival in the world, inviting them to Switzerland. Suddenly on the verge of achieving their DJ dreams, the young men must figure out if music, artistic expression and freedom are worth sacrificing family, friends, culture and country.’ Angie Driscoll, Hot Docs

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR, DOLBY, 84 MINUTES, SWITZERLAND, IRAN, FARSI, ENGLISH, GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR: SUSANNE REGINA MEURES / SCRIPT: SUSANNE REGINA MEURES/ CINEMATOGRAPHER: SUSANNE REGINA MEURES, GABRIEL LOBOS / EDITOR: REBECCA TRÖSCH / PROD CO: CHRISTIAN FREI FILMPRODUCTIONS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: RISE AND SHINE