Fresh from the Ten Thousand Yen camp is a sampler mix from label boss Mr Yeti, ahead of tonight's Doc Daneeka Dubai show
No One Knows About Persian Cats
August 9, 2011
An intimate screening of the breakout Iranian art house favourite
- Text by Simone Sebastian
Now that Dubai's frenetic pace has slowed down for Ramadan, some residents are left wondering what to do once the unforgiving sun sets. Fans of independent cinema have local arts publication Quint to thank for a newly launched series of screenings at a multi-purpose warehouse space called The Fridge. The place may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere (the industrial area of Al Quoz 4 to be precise) but it's easy to find and comfortably set up for screenings and lo-fi live events.
The film series debuted this week with a screening of 'The Fall' and continues next week with the Iranian art house favourite "No One Knows About Persian Cats". Director Bahman Ghobadi's charming portrayal of contemporary Iran and its energetic underground rock scene should come as a welcome surprise to many. Get there early to grab a good seat.
The quint film screenings take place every Saturday during Ramadan. Follow the event on Facebook.
In a city starved of independent public art, we explore a guerrilla sticker project by the mysterious artist also behind a wave of textual graffiti
Meet the man behind the urban art collective The Foo Dog and MEGA, a custom toy that is bringing together 150 of Dubai's most colourful visual artists