Radio Dreams

Watch Trailer

Please log in to access this film

Available Until: August 31

This film is available to SFFILM members.
Not a member? Join us!

We want film lovers like you to join our efforts in supporting local, national and international film. Enjoy perks such as the online screening room, discounts andadvance sales to SFFILM screenings and events, free preview screenings and other benefits.


Hamid, the often exasperated program director of a Farsi-language radio station based in San Francisco, awaits a much-anticipated meeting between Metallica and real-life Afghani band Kabul Dreams at his studio. Meanwhile, he has to contend with the commercial imperatives handed down by the no-nonsense daughter of the station's owner, and the film (winner of the Tiger Award in Rotterdam) presents it all with gentle humor and a deadpan eye towards cultural differences.

Film Detail

Subtitle: 59th Festival 2016
Running time: 93 min.
Year: 2015
Country(ies): USA/Iran
Language(s): Farsi, English, Dari, Assyrian
Director(s): Babak Jalali
Producer(s): Marjaneh Moghimi
Writer(s): Babak Jalali, Aida Ahadiany
Cinematographer(s): Noaz Deshe
Editor(s): Nico Leunen, Babak Jalali
Music: Mahmood Schricker
With: Mohsen Namjoo, Kabul Dreams, Lars Ulrich, Mohammad Talani


For issues, contact