Film still of the film Raving Iran, directed by Susanne Regina Meures, Visions du Réel 2016

Raving Iran

Susanne Regina Meures
Switzerland, 84 min
World premiere

Anoosh and Arash are DJs of Tehran’s underground house music scene. However, the fight for their right to party is very tough. In order to organise raves, they adopt spy-like underground techniques to spread the info without getting into trouble. Indeed, people who play at or attend the parties might land behind bars. Therefore, each party is a new challenge. Trying to avoid the bullying cops in the city, Anoosh and Arash decide to organise a rave in the desert. Reinvigorated by the success of the event, they go back to Tehran and try to sell their music. The police, though, arrests Anoosh. The world crumbles for the two friends. Then, out of nowhere, they receive an invitation to fly to Zurich to play in the biggest techno festival in the world. A once-in-a lifetime opportunity. Raving Iran casts a glance on the underground musical scene of Tehran. With unlimited access and closeness to the protagonists, the filmmaker creates a film that portrays the struggles of a generation that wants to be accepted and refuses to be consigned into oblivion.
Giona A. Nazzaro


Trailer

Durée
84 min
Année
2016
Pays
Switzerland
Section
Helvétiques
Première
World premiere
Languages
English, German, x-far
Subtitles
English, French
Production
Christian Frei
Anita Wasser
SRF
Sales Contact
Christian Frei
christianfrei@gmx.ch
+41792879127

Helvétiques