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Niwemang / Half Moon / Half Moon
Official Selection
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Niwemang / Half moon
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Niwemang / Half Moon
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Niwemang / Half Moon
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Niwemang / Half Moon
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Niwemang / Half Moon
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Jury Award for Best Photography: Nigel Bluck (Niwemang / Half Moon)
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Jury Award for best Photography: Nigel Bluck (Niwemang / Half Moon)
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Mamo, an old, renowned musician, has been granted permission to give a concert in Iraqi Kurdistan. His faithful friend Kako will drive a school bus and help collect Mamo?s ten musical sons from all over Iranian Kurdistan. The old Kurdish musician has waited 35 years for the chance to perform again in Iraqi Kurdistan and ignores his son?s premonition that something awful awaits him before the next full moon. On the other hand, he also has to persuade Hesho, a singer who lives in a mountain retreat with 1,334 other exiled female singers, to go with them. Given that women are forbidden to sing in front of men in public in Iran, Hesho must be carefully concealed in the bus. The journey of Mamo and his musical group is not without difficulties, but Mamo?s persistence guides everyone towards adventure, emotion and magic.
BIOGRAPHY
Winner of the Golden Shell for Best Film with Turtles Can Fly at San Sebastian in 2004, Bahman Ghobadi was born in Baneh (Iranian Kurdistan), in 1969. He studied cinema in Teheran. From 1995 until 1999 he made around 12 shorts, winners of awards at national and international festivals. His first feature film, A Time for Drunken Horses (2002), was presented at the Directors? Fortnight in Cannes, winning the Caméra d?Or and FIPRESCI Award. Songs of My Motherland (2002), his second film, was also presented at Cannes (in Un Certain Regard) and won a prize at Chicago.
CAST & CREW
Director
Bahman Ghobadi
Screenplay
Bahman Ghobadi
Photography
Nigel Block, Crighton Bone
Edition
Hayedeh Safiyari
Music
Hossein Alizadeh
Cast
Ismail Ghaffari, Allah Morad Rashtiani, Hedye Tehrani, Golshifteh Farahani, Hassan Poorshirazi
Running Time
107 m.
Country
Iran - Irak - Austria - France
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