Voices from a Troubled World Displaced Lenses

The Forbidden Strings

Hasan Noori | Afghanistan, Iran, Qatar | 2019 | 72 min | OV Engl. ST
Hasan Noori | Afghanistan, Iran, Qatar | 2019 | 72 min | OV Engl. ST

Akbar, Hakim, Mohammad, and Suri are descendants of Afghan immigrants in Iran. During the day, they work in their parents’ shops, but at night they escape into their own world: rock music. In a small rehearsal room, they blend their dreams and frustrations into rock ballads. After months of practicing, they finally have the chance to perform before an audience – in Afghanistan. Using the story of the band as a lens, this film offers an unconventional view of the life of immigrants in the Middle East.

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Trailer: The Forbidden Strings

Credits
Director:  Hasan Noori
Cinematographer:  Behrouz Badrouj
Editor:  Esmaeel Monsef
Music:  Afshin Azizi
Sound:  Amir hossein Ghasemi
Partner
30.09. - 10.10. | Online

Availability: September 30 10 p.m. until October 10 11.59 p.m. // 24h access from playback start.

01.10. | 18:00 | BUFA
05.10. | 18:30 | Sputnik Kino am Südstern
Credits
Director:  Hasan Noori
Cinematographer:  Behrouz Badrouj
Editor:  Esmaeel Monsef
Music:  Afshin Azizi
Sound:  Amir hossein Ghasemi
Partner