Half Moon (2007)

Half Moon
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 47mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Foreign, Music
Keywords dramedy, road
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Nigel Bluck Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000002
Crighton Bone Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Bahman Ghobadi Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Haydeh Safi-Yari Editor n/a 172 7000001
Hossein Alizadeh Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Bahman Ardalan Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Bahman Ghobadi Production Designer n/a 164 9000002
Mansooreh Yazdanjoo Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Behrooz Hashemian Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Keith Griffiths Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Sadiq Behzadpoor Actor Shouan 1 1000004
Hassan Poorshirazi Actor Border Policeman 1 1000003
Allah Morad Rashtiani Actor Kako/Bus Driver 1 1000002
Golshifte Farahani Actor Niwemang 1 1000005
Hedieh Tehrani Actor Hesho/Singer 1 1000006
Simon Field Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Bahman Ghobadi Producer n/a 3 3000001
Bahman Ghobadi Director n/a 2 2000001
Ismail Ghaffari Actor Mamo 1 1000001
Synopsis
Mamo, an old, renowned musician, has been granted permission to give a concert in Iraqi Kurdistan. His faithful friend Kako will drive a school bus and help collect Mamo's ten musical sons from all over Iranian Kurdistan. The old Kurdish musician has waited 35 years for the chance to perform again in Iraqi Kurdistan and ignores his son's premonition that something awful awaits him before the next full moon. On the other hand, he also has to persuade Hesho, a singer who lives in a mountain retreat with 1,334 other exiled female singers, to go with them. Given that women are forbidden to sing in front of men in public in Iran, Hesho must be carefully concealed in the bus. The journey of Mamo and his musical group is not without difficulties, but Mamo's persistence guides everyone towards adventure, emotion and magic.