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Bahman ghobadi as a Jury in the 55th San Sebastian Film Festival

KurdishCinema / 19th of August 2007

Bahman Ghobadi, Iranian Director, was again invited to Spain this time
as a Jury.

Last year, at the 54th edition of this festival, latest film of Bahman
Ghobadi "Half Moon" was able to win Golden Shell for the best film, the
Jury award for Best Photography and the FIPRESCI award.

This year Bahman Ghobadi will attend the festival as a jury.  It is said that Canadian director,
David Cronenberg, will open the event on 20th September with his new film Eastern Promises.
This film will also compete in the Official Selection.

In addition, the film Turtles Can Fly, the renowned film of Bahman
Ghobadi, has also won the top prize for the best film and the jury award
for the best screenplay at 52nd edition and this is the first time that a
Director could win twice the Best Prize in such a reliable festival.

San Sebastian Film Festival will take place from 20th to29th of September. Furthermore
"HalfMoon" is available in several cinemas across a number of Spanish cities.