Raving Iran

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    Raving Iran

    Directed by

    Switzerland

    2016

    84 min

    • English
    • Persian
    • Swiss German

    Documentary

    Arash and Anoosh are at the centre if 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 illegaly 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 instant euphoria evaporates quickly when the seriousness of the situation starts to dawn on them.

    Awards

    • Prix du Jury SSA/SUISSIMAGE Most innovative Swiss feature film - Visions du Réel
    • Best International Documentary - Guanajuato IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Gabriel Lobos
    Susanne Regina Meures
    Editing
    Rebecca Trösch
    Music
    Blade & Beard
    Ghazal Shakeri
    Roland Widmer
    Stefan Willenegger
    Sales
    RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES
    Production
    CHRISTIAN FREI FILMPRODUCTIONS GMBH

    Press

    A hypnotic film.

    Muriel Del Don, Cineuropa

    Susanne Regina Meures

    Susanne Regina Meures

    Germany

    Susanne Meures was born in 1977 in Mönchengladbach, Germany. She studied photography and art history in London between 2000 and 2006 and works as a freelancer for several print and television outlets. Since 2012, she is studying towards a Master of Arts in Film at the ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste). Her debut feature, RAVING IRAN, was selected for Visions du Réel in 2016, where it won an award.