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Radio Dreams

Director Babak JALALI
Info
  • USA│
  • 2016│
  • 91min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

Unable to realize his artistic dreams, Hamid immigrates to the U.S. He winds up working at a third-rate radio station, seeking artistic satisfaction through esoteric programming.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
208 2016. 04. 30 10:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 3 HEK15
501 2016. 05. 03 10:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 2 HEK15
908 2016. 05. 07 11:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 5 HEK15

Review

Hamid fled to the US and wants to introduce Middle-East culture. But his life, as a manager at a small radio station, is boring. In search of breakthrough, he tries to organize a musical union between Metallica and Kabul Dreams, the first Afghanistan rock band. Through a series of events, he has interesting experiences. In the context of the Middle East and the US, the film searchs for a musical breakthrough. Iran-born director Jalali, is a cosmopolitan working in European cities. His cosmopolitan vision is permeated in the film. It shows the languages and cultures of Iran, Afghanistan, and even Central Asia. The film dreams of a stage where the barriers of difference come down through radio network, performance, and film. Winner of Tiger Award at 2016 International Film Festival Rotterdam. Here is a new Iranian director.
(LEE Sang-yong)

Credit

Director Babak JALALI
Screenplay Babak JALALI, Aida AHADIANY
Producer Marjaneh MOGHIMI
Cinematography Noaz DESHE
Art Director Laura LAHTI
Editor Nico LEUNEN, Babak SALEK
Music Mahmood SCHRICKER
Sound Stefano GROSSO
Cast Mohsen NAMJOO, Lars ULRICH, Sulyman QARDASH, Siddique AHMED

Director

Babak JALALI

Born in 1978, Iran. Graduated with a Masters in filmmaking from the London Film School in 2005. His graduation film, Heydar: an Afghan in Tehran (2005), was nominated for the British Academy Film Award for Best Short Film. His first feature film, Frontier Blues (2009) won the FIPRESCI prize for Best Film at the San Francisco International Film Festival. His most recent work, Radio Dreams was awarded the Hivos Tiger Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Trailer

(Radio Dreams) DIR. Babak JALALI

Unable to realize his artistic dreams, Hamid immigrates to the U.S. He winds up working at a third-rate radio station, seeking artistic satisfaction through esoteric programming.