music feature film Radio Dreams featuring METALLICA’s Lars Ulrich
ACCLAIMED FEATURE FILM RADIO DREAMS TO BE RELEASED BY MATSON FILMS IN U.S. THEATERS STARTING THIS JUNE & JULY
Featuring “Iranian Bob Dylan” Mohsen Namjoo and Lars Ulrich the drummer and co-founder of American rock band Metallica
“Honest, funny, and visionary – Radio Dreams is a truly unique gem and we are beyond excited to bring it to audiences this Spring,” said Hannah Campbell, Vice President, Matson Films. “Director Babak Jalali has masterfully created an authentic yet curious world inhabited by spellbinding characters who provide much-needed insight into the sometimes surreal experiences of American immigrants. Radio Dreams is all at once a poignant art film, tragicomic hero’s journey, and immeasurably topical socio-political dialogue. The intrigue is simply undeniable.”
RADIO DREAMS, winner of the 45th Rotterdam International Film Festival’s Tiger Award, is the newest feature film from Iranian-British director Babak Jalali (FRONTIER BLUES).
RADIO DREAMS creates the bizarre 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.
RADIO DREAMS brings to life the sometimes bizarre experience of immigrants pursuing dreams in the U.S.A. with the perfect mixture of honesty, art, and socio-political topicality served up in an ingenious, offbeat transmission.
Director: Babak Jalali
Producer: Marjaneh Moghimi
Executive Producer: Neda Nobari Foundation
Co-Producer: Taraneh Golozar
Written By: Babak Jalali & Aida Ahadiany
Editor: Nico Leunen/ Babak Salek
Original Music By: Mahmood Schricker
Sound Mix and Design: Stefano Grosso
DP: Noaz Deshe
Production Designer: Laura Lathi
Cast: Mohsen Namjoo, Kabul Dreams, Lars Ulrich (legendary Drummer of Metallica), Mohammad Talani, Boshra Dastournezhad, Bella Warda, Keyumars Hakim, Babak Mortazavi,Mahmood Schricker, Ali Tahbaz, Larry Laverty, Mansour Taeed, Laila Shahrestani, Casimir Carothers, Litz Plummer