A Band of Dreamers and a Judge

Dir. Hesam Eslami; 2023


Big Ragtag Thu, Feb 29 10:00 PM
Q&A with director Hesam Eslami
Willy Wilson @ Ragtag Sat, Mar 2 2:30 PM
Q&A with director Hesam Eslami
Film Info
Original Language:Persian


Legend has it that the mountains of Northern Iran hold numerous treasures that can make a man rich in an instant. A tight-knit group of friends, undeterred by the risks, sets out to uncover these hidden gems, defying the watchful eyes of the police. While law enforcement are on the lookout for illegal excavations, filmmaker Hesam Eslami captures this daring pursuit through a keen observational eye. Many have tried their luck and failed. Will these men succeed? What starts off as an “innocent” adventure into the mountains, goes south when Eslami is implicated and accused of being a “digger” himself. As the line between reality and fiction blurs, A Band of Dreamers and a Judge unfolds into an unforgettable exploration of the extraordinary lengths one will go for a chance at striking it big. (KM)