Bahman Ghobadi

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Bahman Ghobadi has become one of the world's most promising and interesting directors with only three feature films. The Kurdish Iranian director has managed to create work in the most challenging of circumstances. His films centered around Kurdish life are shocking and real, but frequently touched with hope and humor.

Ghobadi was born in 1969 in Baneh, Iran, and studied film in Tehran. Ghobadi began working in the field of industrial photography and also shot his own short films on 8mm and on video. Between 1995 and 1999 his short films (like »God's Fish«, »Again Rain With the Melody«, »This Man Has Arrived«, »Life in Fog«) earned him numerous awards and opened up new opportunities for him. In 1999, he worked as an assistant director for Abbas Kiarostami and went on to shoot his first feature »A Time For Drunken Horses«, which was awarded the Camera D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2004 he was awarded with the Golden Shell of the San Sebastian International Film Festival for »Turtles can fly«.


2000 »A Time For Drunken Horses«
2002 »Songs Of My Motherland« (aka »Marooned in Iraq«)
2004 »Turtles Can Fly«
2006 »Half Moon« (»Niwemang«)

Half Moon (Flyer)

Half Moon (2006)

Mamo, un vieux chanteur kurde célèbre et têtu décide de se rendre au Kurdistan irakien avec ses dix fils, dans un vieux bus, pour y donner avec eux un concert dont il rêvait depuis longtemps. Pour cette musique, cependant, la voix d'une femme est fondamentalement importante, mais les femmes ne sont pas autorisées à chanter en Iran. Donc avec une femme à bord, ils doivent voyager illégalement en Irak. Suite