Doc'n Roll Film Festival & HIC

Raving Iran

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Sue Meures | 2016 | Switzerland | 84 mins | Unrated (18+) | Persian, English, German with English language subtitles

Doc’n Roll Film Festival - the UK’s music documentary festival - is delighted to return to Hull in collaboration with Hull Independent Cinema this May, for a second unmissable edition of sound & vision. Once again, Doc’n Roll serves up a hand-picked selection of six of the best new documentaries - all of them Hull premieres.

Anoosh and Arash are at the centre 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.

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‘A hypnotic film. An intense and moving journey. Close and personal like a liberating exorcism.’

Murial Del Don, Cineuropa

‘RAVING IRAN is as tight and lean as the dance music created by it's protangonists.’

Christos, Evil Genius Blog