No Land’s Song

Művész
Nov 12, 21:45
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Toldi
Nov 13, 20:15
English & Hungarian Subtitles
International Panorama
Ayat Najafi
2014
France
Germany
Iran
93min
English
Farsi
French
Best Documentary Award, Montréal World Film Festival, 2014.

The Islamic revolution of 1979 banned female singers from appearing in public in Iran. They are no longer allowed to perform solo, unless to an exclusively female audience. Recordings of former female icons can only be bought on the black market. But Sara Najafi is determined to refresh the cultural memory by roaming Tehran in the footsteps of famous singers of the 1920s and 1960s. She courageously plans an evening of Iranian and French female soloists to rebuild shattered cultural bridges. For two-and-a-half years, director Ayat Najafi follows the preparations between Tehran and Paris that are always touch and go. Will the concert be allowed to take place? What's still possible,what goes too far? Sara's regular meetings with the Ministry of Culture shed light on the system's logic and arbitrariness, though officials there can only be heard and not seen. Can intercultural solidarity and the revolutionary power of music triumph?

Producer: 
Anne Grange, Gunter Hanfgarn, Patrick Merkle, Rouven Rech, Teresa Renn
Editor: 
Kamiz Schokofeh, Julia Wiedwald
Sound: 
Dana Farzanehpour, Oliver Stahn
Distribution info: 
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