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Half Moon in London, France and Germany

KurdishCinema.com / 15 July 2007

Bahman Ghobadi's latest feature Half Moon will be screened at
The Barbican London NCH Program which is taking place from
14th to 19th of July, as a part of "New Crowned Hope" festival.

This is the 30th presences of Half Moon at the festivals around the
world and the film is screening on 19th of July.

Also Half Moon is releasing in France by CTV International
Company on 11th of July and in Germany on 9th August by Pandora Company.

For more information about Barbican festival please visit:
www.barbican.org.uk/film/event-detail.asp?ID=4350

The Keys of the city for Bahman in Umbria, Italy

Likewise Ghobadi was invited the 11th Edition of the Umbria Film Festival that took place from
the 4th to 8th of July in beautiful hilltop town in the hearth of Umbria in Italy. The Festival is non
competitive and it is part of the European Coordination of Film Festival. It attracts large numbers
of visitors who join the locals for the screenings and celebrations in the main square. Every
year we focus our attention on a particular director who presents his latest film. This is followed
by a big ceremony and the Mayor hands the keys of the city to this special guest.

In past years other famous actors and directors attended , namely Terry Gilliam, Mike Figgis,
Hanif Kureishi, Mike Leigh, Lone Scherfig, Michael Winterbottom, Edgar Reitz, Vittorio Storaro,
Colin Firth, and Peter Mullan were given the keys of the city.

This year the Festival welcome Bahman Ghobadi to take part in this unique ceremony which the
highlight of UFF.

Also, the film Half Moon was screened at Libertia Film Festival, Dubrovnile in Croatia which is
taking part from 29th of June to 4th of July.