NIWEMANG

V'06

NIWEMANG

HALF MOON

Bahman Ghobadi
Iran/Iraq/A/F, 2006
114min, OmeU

NIWEMANG

Bahman Ghobadi
Iran/Iraq/A/F, 2006
, 114min, OmeU

Cast: 
Ismail Ghaffari
Allah Morad Rashtiani
Hedieh Tehrani
Golshifteh Farahani
Hassan Poorshirazi
Screenplay: 
Bahman Ghobadi
Sound: 
Bahman Ardalan
Camera: 
Nigel Bluck
Crighton Bone
Editor: 
Hayedeh Safiyari
Composer: 
Hossein Alizadeh
Decoration: 
Mansooreh Yazdanjoo
Bahman Ghobadi

Production: 
MIJ Film Valiasr Avenue, Sarve Alley No. 1B 1968958483 Teheran, Iran T 21 8888-6072 info@mijfilm.com
World Sales: 
The Match Factory Sudermanplatz 2 50670 Köln, Deutschland T 22 1292 1020 info@matchfactory.de
Format: 
35 mm
Color

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.