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Title Half moon [videorecording] / Strand Releasing and The Match Factory present a MIJ Films production in co-production with Silkroad Production & New Crowned Hope Festival Vienna 2006 ; producer, Bahman Ghobadi ; co-producer, Behrooz Hashemian ; screenplay, Bahman Ghobadi with the cooperation of Behnam Behzadi ; directed by Bahman Ghobadi.

Imprint [Culver City, CA] : Strand Releasing, [2008]


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Edition Widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note "This film is part of the New Crowned Hope Festival produced by Wiener Festwochen Wiener Mozart Jahr 2006."
Special features: Original theatrical trailer; trailers from other films.
Credits Cinematography, Nigel Bluck, Crighton Bone ; editor, Hayedeh Safiyari ; original music, Hossein Alizadeh ; production designer, Mansooreh Yazdanjoo, Bahman Ghobadi.
Cast Ismail Ghaffari, Allah Morad Rashtiani, Farzin Sabooni, Hedieh Tehrani, Golshifteh Farahani, Hassan Poorshirazi, Kambiz Arshi, Sadiq Behzadpoor, Ali Ashraf Rezai, Reza Haj Khosravi, Mohamad Nahid, Bahram Zarei.
Summary Mamo is an iconic Kurdish musician in the twilight of his life and failing health, must lead a dozen of his sons to Iraq for a concert to celebrate the fall of Saddam Hussein and the end of his repression of Kurdish music. Their plan is to drive across the border between Iranian and Iraqi Kurdistan, but the road will be long and winding and the local wise man has predicted calamity. The men will encounter the most sublime visions alongside the most horrendous brutality. First they must pick up Hesho, Mamo's exiled singer and muse. Her voice represents a divine, transformative power, and Mamo is left in a state of grace no one could ever have anticipated.
Audience Unrated.
System Details DVD, widescreen presentation.
Language Kurdish or Persian dialogue with English subtitles.
Subject Kurds -- Music -- Drama.
Musicians -- Iran -- Drama.
Kurds -- Iran -- Drama.
Iran -- Drama.
Iraq -- Drama.
Kurdistan -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films
Foreign films.
Action and adventure films
Adventure -- Feature.
Feature films.
Adventure films.
Added Author Ghobadi, Bahman.
Hashemian, Behrooz.
Behzadi, Behnam.
Ghaffārī, Ismāʻīl.
Rashtian, Allah-Morad.
Sabooni, Farzin.
Tihrānī, Hadīyah.
Farāhānī, Gulshīftah, 1983-
Poorshirazi, Hassan.
Arshi, Kambiz.
Behzadpoor, Sadiq.
Rezai, Ali Ashraf.
Khosravi, Reza Haj.
Nahid, Mohamad.
Zarei, Bahram.
Strand Releasing (Firm)
Match Factory (Firm)
MIJ Films (Firm)
Silkroad Production (Firm)
New Crowned Hope Festival (Firm)
Standard No. 712267272624
Music No. 2726-2 Strand Releasing

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