Previously at the ICA - Films
15 Dec 2007
Bahman Ghobadi's third feature, Half Moon, follows the musical journey of Mamo, a Kurdish musician who has been given permission to perform a concert in Iraqi Kurdistan. He is convinced that the essence of the upcoming festival is the voice of a woman, Hesho - but as women are forbidden to sing in front of women in public, she must be carefully concealed on the bus. A majestic landscape and a sense of premonition pervade a journey informed by experiences of oppression, adventure and the transcendent power of music, and set against the backdrop of Saddam Hussein's fall from power.
Dir Bahman Ghobadi, Iran/Iraq/France/Austria 2006, 109 mins