Niwe Mung

Half Moon

(Kurdistan/Iran/France/Austria, 2006, 114 minutes)

A celebrated Kurdistan musician who has lived in exile for over 30 years brings together all of his family to drive with him to a celebratory concert in newly-freed Iraq. Poignant meditation on life in exile that starts out as a lively, eccentric comedy and ends as wistful drama, using non-professional performers.

A Match Factory release. A Mij Films production, in co-production with Silkroad Production and New Crowned Hope Festival Vienna 2006. Starring Ismail Ghaffari, Allah Morad Rashtiani, Farzin Sabooni, Hedieh Tehrani, Golshifteh Farahani, Hasan Poorshirazi, Kambiz Arshi, Sadiq Behzadpoor, Ali Ashraf Rezai, Reza Haj Khosravi, Mohamad Nahid, Bahram Zarei. Directed by Bahman Ghobadi; written by Bahman Ghobadi, with Behnam Behzadi; music by Hossein Alizadeh; directors of photography (colour), Nigel Bluck, Crighton Bone; art directors, Mansooreh Yazdanjoo, Bahman Ghobadi; film editor, Hayedeh Safiyari.


Germán said…
This movie is so beautiful. It not only is entertaining, but its full of remarks that express so much wisdom, and it also permeates what make Iranians such wonderful people: the ability to be so happy with no material things, but with an organic society in which family and social relations are supported as no other in the world.

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