Tehran Blues

  • Documentary
  • 1h 20m

Byens musikere og poeter giver en musikalsk rundvisning i Irans hovedstad, i en charmerende film om en (musik)kultur, man ikke hører så meget til.

Byens musikere og poeter giver en musikalsk rundvisning i Irans hovedstad, i en charmerende film om en (musik)kultur, man ikke hører så meget til.

Erfan er poet og musiker, og bor hos sine forældre og deres livlige papegøje. Fra sin lille bil guider han os gennem Teheran, hvor kontrasten mellem det traditionsbundne og det kulturrige Iran viser sig undervejs, og hvor musik og fortællinger er vævet tæt sammen. Hver episode i ‘Tehran Blues’ indledes af et stykke musik, der introduceres og fremføres i sin helhed af dygtige, lokale musikere. Det er ulovligt for kvinder at synge offentligt, men de unge brænder for at udtrykke sig. Det samme gør de fiskere og risbønder omkring det Kaspiske hav, som Erfan møder, mens han selv forsøger at forstå, hvad kærlighed er i denne musikalske, underspillet morsomme og knald-charmerende indie-film.

The city’s musicians and poets take us on a musical tour of Iran’s capital in a charming film about a music culture rarely heard of in the West.

Erfan is a poet and musician, and he lives with his parents and their lively parrot. From his small car, he guides us through Tehran, where the contrast between the tradition-bound and the culturally rich Iran emerges along the way and where music and stories are closely intertwined. Each episode of ‘Tehran Blues’ is preceded by a piece of music introduced and performed in its entirety by talented local musicians. It is illegal for women to sing in public, but the youths are burning to express themselves. The same is true for the fishermen and rice farmers around the Caspian sea, whom Erfan meets while trying to understand what love is in this musical, understatedly funny and highly charming indie film.

Director

Javier Tolentino

Producer

Lluís Miñarro

Producer

Alejandra Mora

Language

Iranian Languages

Subtitles

English

Country

Spain

Studios

Eddie Saeta, Quatre Films