Babak Jalali’s comedy “Radio Dreams” is starring Mohsen Namjoo and is the most recent winner of the Tiger Award for Best Picture at the 45th Rotterdam International Film Festival.
This feature film opens for US release in New York City at the Village East Cinema on June 2nd.
Set in the heart of San Francisco at a Farsi-language radio station, RADIO DREAMS offers the story of the station’s program manager, Hamid (Mohsen Namjoo) and a unique opportunity to pair the band Metallica with the Afghanistan band Kabul Dreams.
“Honest, funny, and visionary – Radio Dreams is a truly unique gem and we are beyond excited to bring it to audiences this Spring,” stated Hannah Campbell who is the Vice President for 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.”
WINNER – Tiger Award for Best Picture – 45th Rotterdam International Film Festival
WINNER – Best Director – Tarkovsky International Film Festival
WINNER – Best Actor – Durban International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Viennale, Milano, Munich, San Francisco, and Seattle International Film Festivals