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Positive reception for Half Moon at Tribeca

KurdishCinema / May 7 - 2007 / Melbourne

Half Moon was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in the
competition section and excited a positive reaction of the
audience.

Tribeca Film festival opened on 25th of April and closed
yesterday. Half Moon was screened four times during the
festival. The screenings were very successful and got the
attention of the audience and American critics in New York.

J. Hoberman the film critic of Village Voice, the famous NY
weekly paper wrote:

    "Bahman Ghobadi, Dogpatch
    fabulist and dean of Iranian
    Kurdish cinema, leads another
    magical mystery tour through
    his mountainous homeland—
    populated, per usual, by a
    small army of cute urchins, irascible wives, and garrulously
    self-important old goats. One of the latter, a renowned
    Kurdish musician named Mamo, visits a village where 1,334
    women singers have been exiled and attempts to smuggle one
    into Iraq for a concert with him and his 10 sons. The music is, as
always, terrific; the overall ethno-funkiness brings Ghobadi within hailing distance of such folk
cinema maestros as Alexandr Dovzhenko and Sergei Parajanov"

The film won also the Amnesty award at the Portugal IndeLisboa festival las week


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