Half Moon / by Kirk Honeycutt

    It is a landscape of haunting, magical imagery, tragic fates,
    absurdist comedy and deliriously emotional characters. "Half Moon"
    represents a more tragic side to Ghobadi, but there is a sense of
    acceptance of fate. Even death is not bad luck, one character
    insists. >>>  April 4, 2007

Suspension of Disbelief / by Jalal Jonroy

    Theater and film experience need audience's friendly participation
    including the “Suspension of Disbelief.”  The rules of ‘believability /
    credibility” varies according to the different genres: tragedy, drama,
    comedy, satire, suspense, thriller, epic... >>>  April 1, 2007

    Javier Corcuera's The Back of the World is an understatedly
    observed indelible, and provocative examination of the inextricable
    social cycle of poverty, exploitation, disenfranchisement, and
    disposability. >>>  April 1, 2007




KurdishCinema.com - April 2007

Silence tells often much more than words / interview with Hiner Saleem

    "To us Kurds music is like nourishment which is necessary both
    with birth and death. DOL means ‘drum/drums’ in Kurdish, but has
    also another meaning. It can also mean ‘valley’. Thus DOL refers to
    the musical life in a hilly country." >>> April 10, 2007

The first film about Kurds, Zeré is 80 years old / by Rohat Alakom

    The first film that takes the Kurds as a subject matter is the film
    titled Zeré, shot in 1926 in Armenia. Shot by a famous Armenian
    director Hamo Beknazaryan (1892-1965) who is accepted as the
    founder of the Armenian cinema, the film Zeré takes place in
    Kurdish villages of Armenia. >>>  April 7, 2007

Watch Kurdish films here!

    Now you can some watch Kurdish films at KurdishCinema.com.
    Mem u Zin, Vodka Lemon, Jiyan and Turtles Can Fly are the films
    that you can enjoy watching now. Please note only some part of the
    films is available. >>> April 7, 2007

Half Moon will be screened in Portugal, USA and Germany

Bahman Ghobadi’s latest feature film Half Moon which won the best film award at
the last San Sebastian International Film Festival in 2006 is invited in three
different international film festivals.
>>> April 7, 2007
Watch more Kurdish Films!

    You can watch clips of four more Kurdish films: Beritan, Peace for
    Middle East, Delalo and Turtles Can Fly at our site. The full version
    of Delalo, a short Kurdish film is availabe here! >>> 20 April 200

Dol in German cinemas   

    Hiner Saleem’s last feature film will be released from 26th of April
    2007 in the city of Köln, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Berlin, Frankfurt,
    Heidelberg, Wuppertal and Freiburg of Germany . >>> April 18 2007

The First Hamburg Kurdish Film Festival will kick off!

    The first Hamburg Kurdish Film Festivals will take place from 19 to
    25 of April 2007, at 3001 Cinema in Hamburg in Germany. The
    festival will be a showcase for short, feature and documentary films
    of Kurdish directors. >>> April 16 2007

The first Paris Kurdish Film Festival

    The First Paris Kurdish Film Festival will be held between 23- 30
    October in 2007 at the Film library Latin Quarter in Paris, France.
    Organized by Collective of the Scenario Writers and Kurdish Artists
    (CCAK) in France, Paris Kurdish Film Festival aims at supporting
    and promoting the Kurdish Cinema while endeavouring to create an
    address for young directors. >>> 16 April 2007

Watch documentaries about Kurds!

    Extracts of documentaries about Kurds from different directors for
    you to watch. 'E`en rapport over Koerden' is a Dutch documentary
    made in 1980 that is about the Kurdish struggle against Khomeini's
    regime. 'Good Kurds Bad Kurds' is a documentary made by an
American  journalist Kevin McKiernan in 2000. 'Those who Face Death -
Kurdistan's Peshmerga
' is short documentary made by ChristianPayne. And a
German documentary about the Yezidi Kurds in Armenia. You can watch full
version of two documentaries by following the links provided.
>>> 15 April 2007

Waiting for the rain / A Kurdish love story / by Kawa Akrawi & Huseyin Umaysiz

    Waiting For The Rain, is a pure Kurdish love story, taking place in
    the heart of Kurdistan, Hawler. The film with its dynamic characters
    and cinematic vision, will capture the heart of most people at all
    age. >>> April 11, 2007
Half Moon at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Festival

    Half Moon will compete with other films at the 6th Tribeca Film
    Festival. The premiere screening of Half Moon was on Friday 27th   
    in the World Narrative Feature Competition section. Ghobadi will be
    present at the second screening on April 30th. >>> 29 April 2007

David & Layla will be screened in Verona Film Festival

    Jalal Jonroy’s film “David & Layla” will be screened in 11th Verona
    Schermi d'Amore (Love Screen) Film Festival on 4th of May  at 20.15
    in the Panorama sectionshowing a new version of Romeo & Juliet
    each year from different countries. The film will be shown at Via
    Roma 1 cinema.  >>> 25 April 2007

Why write? / by Jalal Jonroy

    Whatever you see with your imagination, whatever you feel and
    create with your heart is art. We write to heighten our awareness of
    life…we write to taste life twice, in the moment and in introspection…
    >>> 21 April 2007