2016 / United States, Iran / 91 min / N-13
Director(s) - Babak Jalali
Screenwriter(s) - Babak Jalali, Aida Ahadiany
Actors - Mohsen Namjoo, Lars Ulrich, Sulyman Qardash, Siddique Ahmed, Raby Adib, Mohamamad Talani, Boshra Dastournezhad
Producer(s) - Marjaneh Moghimi
Cinematographer - Noaz Deshe
Editor(s) - Nico Leunen, Babak Salek
Composer(s) - Mahmood Schricker
Sales agent - Reel Suspects
Production company -
Dialogues - English, Persian, Dari, Aramaic, Russian
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
He left for a country where he hardly spoke the language. Yet he was a man who made a living from words: in Iran, he was a respected author. Now, Mister Royani (Mohsen Namjoo, a well-known musician in Iran) is head of programming at Pars Radio, a Persian radio station in San Francisco. In this role, he creates poetic, sometimes even meditative broadcasts for Afghans and Iranians living in the Bay Area. He reads stories, receives guests and discusses topics of interest, such as 'the history of apes in space’. But today a very special event is planned: Kabul Dreams, the first rock band from Afghanistan, is to be in the studio. Later that day, they will jam with the world-famous rock band Metallica. Everyone is excited, except for Mister Royani, for whom everyday life seems to be one big disappointment.
Babak Jalali (b. 1978 in Iran).
"Heydar: An Afghan in Tehran" (2005, short), "Frontier Blues" (2009), "Radio Dreams" (2016, "Kino pavasaris").