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Half Moon (3 stars)

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(15) 114min

Celebrated Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi’s new film is the moving story of an aged Kurdish musician’s attempt to leave Iran and play one last concert in his homeland of Iraqi Kurdistan. Powerful, bleak and full of double meaning and suggestion, Ghobadi proves that he has lost none of the lyricism he exhibited in his brilliant earlier films A Time For Drunken Horses and Turtles Can Fly.

Half Moon (Niwemang)

  • 3 stars
  • 2006
  • Austria/France/Iraq/Iran
  • 114 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bahman Ghobadi
  • Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Ismail Ghaffari, Hedye Tehrani

Celebrated Kurdish filmmaker Ghobadi's new film is the moving story of an aged Kurdish musician's attempt to leave Iran and play one last concert in his homeland of Iraqi Kurdistan. Powerful, bleak and full of double meaning and suggestion, Ghobadi proves that he has lost none of the lyricism he exhibited in his brilliant…

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