IFC Films | Release Date: April 16, 2010
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NicoDaFlagburnaDec 7, 2010
An exceptionally fresh film exploring the many diverse aspects of underground Iranian culture. It specifically explores the role of the underground rock scene but also references other musical tastes which enforce a theme ofAn exceptionally fresh film exploring the many diverse aspects of underground Iranian culture. It specifically explores the role of the underground rock scene but also references other musical tastes which enforce a theme of anti-establishmentarianism. Their artistic lifestyles are under threat of social and political repression and instead of being defined by internal factors, such as lyrics and songwriting, the survival of art is subjected to the mercy of external factors. Noteworthy is the film's naturalist aesthetic though I am critical of the party scene which is unconvincing and ruined visually by a dodgy faux strobe effect. However this is of small relevance when comparing the doctrine that bonds Iranian artists in comparison to the religious doctrines that form part of their everyday lives and which frequently destroy the things which they establish. Expand
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