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Raving Iran

Project information

Talent Gina Keller
Role of participant Sound Designer
Director Susanne Regina Meures
Producer Christian Frei, Anita Wasser
Status finished

Production details

Running time 84 min
Genre Documentary (Reportage)
Year of production 2016
Country of Production Switzerland
Production Companies
Christian Frei Filmproduktion GmbH
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK
Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
3sat Zürich
Website http://ravingiran.com


still / picture for Raving Iran
still / picture for Raving Iran
still / picture for Raving Iran


Synopsis

Anoosh and Arash are at the center of Tehran’s underground techno scene. Tired of hiding from the police and their stagnating career, they organize one last manic techno rave under dangerous circumstances in the desert. Back in Tehran they try their luck selling their illegally printed album without permission. When Anoosh is arrested, there seems to be no hope left. But then they receive a phone call from the biggest techno festival in the world. Once landed in Switzerland, the haze of the instant euphoria evaporates quickly when the seriousness of the situation starts to dawn on them.


Participation in international festivals / awards

Warsaw, 14th Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Competition, 12.05.2017 – 21.05.2017
Tel Aviv, 19th Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival Tel Aviv, 11.05.2017 – 20.05.2017
Melbourne, Human Rights Arts & Film Festival Australia, 04.05.2017 – 18.05.2017
Amsterdam, Movies That Matter Festival 2017, 24.03.2017 – 01.04.2017
Stockholm, Tempo Documentary Festival - Tempo 2017, 06.03.2017 – 12.03.2017
Istanbul, 16th Istanbul Independent Film Festival, 16.02.2017 – 26.02.2017
Glasgow, 12th Glasgow Film Festival, 15.02.2017 – 26.02.2017
Berlin, 16. Perspektive Deutsches Kino Berlinale, 09.02.2017 – 19.02.2017
Biarritz, 30e FIPA Festival Int. de Programmes Audiovisuels Biarritz, 24.01.2017 – 29.01.2017
Helsinki, 15th DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, 23.01.2017 – 29.01.2017
Solothurn, 52. Solothurner Filmtage, 19.01.2017 – 26.01.2017
Porto, 3° Porto Post Doc Film & Media Festival, 26.11.2016 – 04.12.2016
Amsterdam, 29th IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 16.11.2016 – 27.11.2016
Montréal, 19e RIDM Rencontres internationales du documentaire Montréal, 10.11.2016 – 20.11.2016
Stockholm, 27th Stockholm International Film Festival, Competition, 09.11.2016 – 20.11.2016
Braunschweig, 30. Internationales Filmfestival Braunschweig, 07.11.2016 – 13.11.2016
Santiago de Chile, 20° FIDOCS Festival Internacional Documentales Santiago de Chile, 07.11.2016 – 13.11.2016
Buenos Aires, doc Buenos Aires 16° Muestra Internacional de Cine, 20.10.2016 – 27.10.2016
Sao Paulo, 40a Mostra Internacional del Cinema de Sao Paulo, Competition, 20.10.2016 – 02.11.2016
Mexico DF, 11th Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de la Ciudad de México, 13.10.2016 – 22.10.2016
Ghent, 43rd International Film Festival Ghent, 11.10.2016 – 21.10.2016
Lugano, 3° Festival Diritti Umani Lugano, 05.10.2016 – 09.10.2016
Reykjavik, 13th Reykjavik International Film Festival, 29.09.2016 – 09.10.2016
Kitzbühel, 4. Filmfestival Kitzbühel, Competition, 22.08.2016 – 28.08.2016
Locarno, 69° Festival del film Locarno, 03.08.2016 – 13.08.2016
Opatija, 7th Solo Positivo Film Festival, 01.08.2016 – 06.08.2016
Guanajuato / San Miguel de Allende, 19th Guanajuato International Film Festival, Competition, 22.07.2016 – 31.07.2016
Cape Town, 18th Encounters International Documentary Film Festival Cape Town & Johannesburg, 02.06.2016 – 12.06.2016
Krakow, 56th Krakow Film Festival, 29.05.2016 – 05.06.2016
Belgrade, Beldocs 2016 International Documentary Film Festival, Competition, 12.05.2016 – 18.05.2016
München, 31. DOK.fest Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival München, Competition, 05.05.2016 – 15.05.2016
Toronto, 23rd Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Toronto, Competition, 28.04.2016 – 08.05.2016
Nyon, 22e Visions du Réel Festival international de cinéma Nyon, 15.04.2016 – 23.04.2016