Raving Iran

Best Documentary Film 2017 - Nominated

Raving Iran

by Susanne Regina Meures

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 music 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.

Susanne Regina Meures

Christian Frei Filmproduktion GmbH Zürich, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK Zürich, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen Zürich, 3sat Zürich Zürich

cinematography: Gabriel Lobos, Susanne Regina Meures | editing: Rebecca Trösch | locationsoundmix: Farshad Shokuhfar | soundediting: Max Molling, Anne Taegert | sounddesign: Jacques Kieffer, Gina Keller, Guido Keller | rerecordingsoundmix: Jacques Kieffer | music: Blade & Beard, Ghazal Shakeri, Roland Widmer, Stefan Willenegger


30e FIPA Festival Int. de Programmes Audiovisuels Biarritz
15th DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival
52. Solothurner Filmtage
3° Porto Post Doc Film & Media Festival
29th IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
19e RIDM Rencontres internationales du documentaire Montréal
27th Stockholm International Film Festival
20° FIDOCS Festival Internacional Documentales Santiago de Chile
30. Internationales Filmfestival Braunschweig
doc Buenos Aires 16° Muestra Internacional de Cine
40a Mostra Internacional del Cinema de Sao Paulo
11th Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de la Ciudad de México
43rd International Film Festival Ghent
3° Festival Diritti Umani Lugano
13th Reykjavik International Film Festival
4. Filmfestival Kitzbühel
69° Festival del film Locarno
7th Solo Positivo Film Festival
19th Guanajuato International Film Festival
18th Encounters International Documentary Film Festival Cape Town & Johannesburg
56th Krakow Film Festival
Beldocs 2016 International Documentary Film Festival
31. DOK.fest Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival München
23rd Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Toronto
22e Visions du Réel Festival international de cinéma Nyon

Raving Iran