RADIO DREAMS: A Tower Theater Exclusive

Fri 4 Aug, 2017

Winner of coveted Rotterdam International Film Festival’s Tiger Award, Radio Dreams is the newest feature film from Iranian-British director Babak Jalali (Frontier Blues). The film creates the strange yet very real world of PARS-FM – a Farsi-language radio station broadcasting from the heart of San Francisco. The story unfolds over a single day as the station’s program manager, Hamid – a brilliant, misunderstood Iranian writer (played by the “Iranian Bob Dylan” Mohsen Namjoo) – prepares for a triumphant broadcast – a live performance pairing Metallica and Kabul Dreams, Afghanistan’s first rock band. Meanwhile, Hamid must juggle a dysfunctional mix of on-air talent, station managers, and performers while fending off the owner’s plans to wrest control of the station. Winner of coveted Rotterdam International Film Festival’s Tiger Award, Radio Dreams is the newest feature film from Iranian-British director Babak Jalali (Frontier Blues).

A film by Babak Jalali
Cast: Mohsen Namjoo, Lars Ulrich, Larry Laverty, Boshra Dastournezhad, Kyle Kernan, Mohsen Namjoo, Mahmood Schricker

US, Iran | 2016 | 93 min | Comedy | Not Rated
Farsi and English with English subtitles

Screenplay: Babak Jalali, Aida Ahadiany
Producer(s): Marjaneh Moghimi
Cinematography: Noaz Deshe
Music: Mahmoud Schricker
Editing: Nico Leunen, Babak Salek

2016 Rotterdam International Film Festival:
Won, Best Film
2016 Tarkovsky Film Festival – Zerkalo: Won, Best Director
2016 Durban International Film Festival: Won, Best Actor (Mosen Namjoo), Official Selection
2016 Seattle International Film Festival: Won, Grand Jury Prize
2016 Milan International Film Festival: Official Selection

“A culture-clash charmer… Warm-hearted but tough-edged in a way that eschews any possibility of schmaltz, Radio Dreams is also wonderfully cast from to bottom. The results stand comparison with the finest radio-themed enterprises of the current century — Robert Altman’s A Prairie Home Companion, Bruce McDonald’s Pontypool, Declan Lowney’s Alan Partridge.” – Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“There are traces of early Win Wenders in this story of immigrants adrift in a world not their own, trying to make the best of things.” – Glenn Kenny, NY Times | full review

Radio Dreams should be welcomed with open arms treating as it does the subject of integration with such an enjoyably light touch.” – Catherine Bray, Variety | full review

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