KurdishCinema.com / March-2007

    Melbourne Kurdish Film Festival finalized

    The first Melbourne Kurdish Film Festival  finalized.
    The short film “Black water” received the best film
    award along with the short documentary “I’m angry
    with God” receiving the second prize and “Bicycle”
    receiving the third prize at the festival. >>> 26/03/2007

    Bahman Ghobadi hospitalized!

    The famous Kurdish director and actor from
    eastern Kurdistan, Bahman Ghobadi, has been
    hospitalized in Teheran and his health situation is
    critical. This was reported by Tiskh TV and Netkurd.
    >>> 20/03/2007
    Bahman Ghobadi’s last feature film ‘Nîvê Heyvê’ (Half
    Moon) has been invited to Istanbul International Film
    Festival which will take place between 31st March and 15
    April 2007. >>> (12/03/07)
    The American-Iranian Shiva Rose, one of the fast
    and upcoming actresses of Hollywood, not only
    accepts a lead role in the movie David and Leila as
    a Muslim Kurdish woman, but even braver is her
    participation in the anti-war movement that has
resulted in several incidents of her arrest. >>> (12/03/07)

    David & Layla at Verona Film Festival

    Kurdish director Jalal Jonroy’s film “David & Layla” has been
    invited 11th Verona Schermi d'Amore (Love Screen) Film
    Festival which will take place in Verona from 26th April to 6th
    May. >>>  (09/03/07)

    A People Speaks Out

    So many unforgettable faces in Kurdish
    documentaries, somany breathtaking
    mountainlandscapes (that always make
    Kurds in exile nostalgic). But what stands
    out most is the place given to testimony
    and to speaking out. Often, the voice is
    that of the filmmaker, usually off camera; it
    is that of Kurds encouraged to talk about their reality, past and present.
    And they not only speak of their reality, they often sing of it, in the tradition
    of their bards. >>>  (04/03/07)

    David & Layla : When Love Transcends Religious Prejudice

    The film offers some very good moments even if at
    times one would have wished that Jonroy had a
    stronger budget and stronger performances to
    count on. However special credit should be given to
    the fact that he does break ground in talking about
    issues that are often taboo within the Muslim
community and in the way they are represented in Diaspora films. >>>