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Persian cats may be the next cool thing, but don’t be misled: We’re not talking about the feline kind.

Until recently the works of Iranian/Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi (“Turtles Can Fly” “A Time For Drunken Horses”) had been about the repercussions of Middle Eastern unrest and the deep clawmarks of damage inflicted upon women and children. But his latest, “No One Knows About Persian Cats,” addresses a whole different set of problems and opens a tiny window of hope.

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