New Crowned Hope


Bahman Ghobadi
Iran, Iraq, AUT, FRA 2006

Shot in cinemascope in the astonishing, stark, mountainous and often snow covered landscape of Iranian Kurdistan, Niwemang tells the story of a journey. A famous and very wilful old Kurdish singer decides to travel in a ramshackle mini-bus, with his ten sons who are also his musicians, to Iraqi Kurdistan. There, following the fall of Saddam, he will give a celebratory concert. However the essence of this man's music lies in the use of a woman's voice, but women are forbidden to sing in Iran. With a woman on board, they are obliged to travel illegally.

  • Bahman Ardalan
  • Bahman Ghobadi
  • Hossein Alizadeh
  • Bahman Ghobadi
  • Mansooreh Yazdanjoo
  • Nigel Bluck
  • Crighton Bone
  • Ismail Ghaffari
  • Allah Morad Rashtiani
  • Hedieh Tehrani
  • Golshifteh Farahani
  • Hassan Poorshirazi
  • Hayedeh Safiyari
MIJ Film Valiasr Avenue, Sarve Alley No. 1B 1968958483 Teheran, Iran T 21 8888-6072

The Match Factory Sudermanplatz 2 50670 Köln, Deutschland T 22 1292 1020

35 mm
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