Articles, interviews and film reviews
What is on? - August 2007
An exiled director's representation of his own
people, Kurds / by Devrim Kilic

    Saleem’s portrayal of Kurdish
    people in Long Live the Bride is to
    some extent problematic.   >>> 2
    May 2007
Half Moon won Amnesty International award in

Half Moon won its 5th award at the 4th
IndieLisboa International Film Festival which
took place from 19th to 29th of April in Portugal.

May 7 2007

David & Layla in American cinemas!

    David & Layla, will hit the
    American cinemas soon! David &
    Layla will be shown at 8 different
    cinemas throughout USA
    starting on 20 of June 2007. >>>
    2 May 2007
David & Layla in Italy this friday - Jalal Jonroy's
message to the festival

    I was a kid in the mountains of
    Kurdistan when I first read
    Romeo & Juliet in English.  >>> 3
    May 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
Half Moon / by Kirk Honeycutt

    It is a landscape of haunting,
    magical imagery, tragic fates,
    absurdist comedy and deliriously
    emotional characters. >>>  April 7,

    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,
Other Articles May 2007

Bahman Ghobadi: The Poetics of Politics
by Felix Koch

    In a constant struggle with the
    difficult circumstances in his
    home country, Iran, Ghobadi is a
    restless man, driven to document
    and portray the fate of the Kurds...
    >>> 16 May 2007
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Reading a screenplay / by Jalal Jonroy

    1. To simulate a movie
    experience, read a screenplay -
    like seeing a film or a play- in one
    go, at worst within the same day.  
    >>> 12 June 2007 42 Acacia St Glenroy. Post Code: 3046 - Melbourne - Victoria - Australia Tel: 613-93061667

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Ghobadi will work with Bernardo Bertollucci

    Bahman Ghobadi will work as an
    honorary assistant of "Bernardo
    Bertolucci" in his new project.  >>>
    24 June 2007
Premiere of David & Layla in Beverly Hills

    The premiere of Jalal Jonroy's first
    feature film David and Layla will be
    held in Beveryl Hills on 16th of July
    2007. Also David and Layla shall
    be released in 20+ cinemas in U.
    S. starting July 20, 2007. >>> 8
    July 2007
Release of Hallf Moon around the world

    Latest film of Bahman Ghobadi
    "HalfMoon" will be released in
    different countries around the
    world. >>> 8 July 2007
David and Layla: A love story /  by Matthew

    The media has enormous power
    to break down stereotypes and
    open up new ways of regarding
    “the other.”  >>> 8 July 2007
Half Moon in London, France and Germany

    Bahman Ghobadi's latest feature
    Half Moon will be screened at The
    Barbican London NCH Program....
    >>> 15 July 2007
My big, fat, Jewish-Kurdish wedding? / by Tom

    Nice Jewish boy in Brooklyn
    dumps domineering Jewish
    fiancée when he falls for lovely
    Kurdish Muslim girl.  >>> 22 July
Bahman Ghobadi and Jose Saramago in Spain

    Bahman Ghobadi with Jose
    Saramago will attend together a
    conference in Madrid, Spain. >>>
    22 July 2007
Great success of Half Moon in Spain

    The latest film of Bahman
    Ghobadi, Half Moon, was
    screened in several cinemas in
    Spain and became the 2nd best-
    selling movie in cinemas in the
    country. >>> 5th of August 2007
Half Moon in Melbourne Australia

    Half Moon will be screened at the
    Melbourne Interanational Festival
    on 10th of August at 5 pm at
    Forum Theatre. >>> 5th of August
"I have problems with the borders" / an
interview with Bahman Ghobadi by Michael

The eyes of Bahman Ghobadi are filled with
mirthful light. He is a small man but a few
sentences into our interview made me realize I
was in the presence of a large, generous soul.

5th of August 2007
Call for submissions to  2nd Iraqi Short Film

    The 2nd Iraqi Short Film
    Festival  will be held from the
    18th of August 2007, for three
    days. >>> 7 August 2007
Amsterdam Film eXperience 2007 is now
accepting submissions

    The Amsterdam Film eXperience
    (AFX) is a short film festival that
    takes place in Het Ketelhuis in
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  
    >>> 10 August 2007
Bahman ghobadi as a Jury in the 55th San
Sebastian Film Festival

Bahman Ghobadi, Iranian Director, is invited to
Spain as a Jury for the 55th San Sebastian Film
>>> 19 August 2007