Articles, interviews and film reviews
What is on? - January 2008
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
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

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
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 Melbourne - Victoria - Australia

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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

    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
"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... >>>
    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
A Kurdish director: Shewket Amin Korki

    Shewket  Amin Korki is a new
    Kurdish director who was born in
    Zakho, Iraqi Kurdistan, in 1973.
    >>> 8 September 2007
Call for 5th London Kurdish Film Festival

    It is announced that 5ht London
    Kurdish Film Festival is now
    accepting submissions for the
    festival which will be held in
    London in December 2007.  >>>
    18th of September 2007
Bahman Ghobadi discusses his new feature,
"Half Moon" / By Jim Quilty

    Iranian Kurdish filmmaker
    Bahman Ghobadi discusses his
    new feature, "Half Moon,"  >>> 9
    October 2007
Call for Yılmaz Güney Short Film Competition

    The competition is organised by
    London Kurdish Film festival in
    memory of the great Kurdish
    director Yılmaz Güney. >>>
    October 9 2007
Screening of `David the Tholhildan` in London

    Mano Khalil's documentary `David
    the Tholdildan `will be screened in
    London on Monday 5th of
    November.... >>> November 3
Sharon Stone praises Bahman Ghobadi

    Famous Hollywood star Sharon
    Stone praised Kurdish director
    Bahman Ghobadi after watching
    Turtles Can Fly. >>> November 3
Gutsy Jewish-Kurdish romance goes after
more than laughs
/ by Jeff Shannon

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Paris Kurdish Film Festival was successful

24 to 30 October 2007 at the 24 to 30 October
2007 at the Film Latin Quarter in Paris 5th.
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    The organising committee of the
    Kurdish Film Festival is delighted
    to welcome you to the 5th London
    Kurdish Film Festival. The final
preparations >>> 29 November 2007

    Hiwa Aminnejad was born in 1973
    in Baneh, Kurdistan, Iran from a
    Kurdish middle class family. He
    obtained a diploma in ...  >>> 18
    December 2007
Self-distribution key to getting 'David & Layla' in
s / by Martin A. Grove

    What's harder to do is taking on
    the bigger challenges of self-
    distribution as Jay Jonroy is doing
    with his political romantic comedy
    ...  >>> December 20, 2007
5th Kurdish Film Festival in London / by Bestun

    Most of the films were not very
    good. From an artistic point of
    view, they could not have been
    said to be art for art’s sake; most
    were... >>> December 28, 2007
Kurdish School of Cinema at Salahaddin

    The Kurdish School of Cinema
    (KSC) at the College of Fine
    Arts/Salahaddin University is the
    first film school ever in Kurdistan
    and is...  >>> December 28, 2007
Film about  female PKK leader Nuriye Kesbir

    Dutch producer Annegriet
    Wietsma's latest documentary
    "Sozdar, She Who Lives Her
    Promise" tells the life of a Kurdish
    woman... >>> January 12, 2008
An interview with Hisham Zaman on Bawke by
Richard Raskin

Bawke was actually an idea for a longer film,
with more action and more characters in a
broader universe.  
>>> 24 January 2008
KurdishCinema has two new addresses: and
Kurdish films at 37. Rotterdam International
Film Festival

Four Kurdish shorts films and two feature
Turkish films about Kurds will be shown at 37.
Rotterdam International Film Festival
which is taking place between 23 January- 3
February 2008 in Netherlands.
>>> January 25