Previously at the ICA - Films
4 Jan 2008 – 12 Feb 2008
"... a wonderfully rich road movie" **** Financial Times
"An exuberant, unconventional road movie" **** The Times
"Half Moon honours and elevates the unquenchable spirit of its subjects" The Telegraph
"... a vital, raucous magic-realist picaresque" **** The Independent Information
"bewitching" **** The Sunday Times Culture
**** Time Out
A spirited tale of one man's attempt to realise a musical dream becomes a classic road movie in the hands of Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi. Mamo is an ageing musician living in Iran who, after 35 years of waiting, is given permission to perform a concert in Iraqi Kurdistan. Hiring an old bus, rounding up his 10 musician sons and coming up with a plan to smuggle a forbidden female singer across the border, Mamo sets off on what promises to a bumpy ride that's full of rugged realism with sudden flights of fancy. Ghobadi's wonderful film proves that however hard the journey, the show must go on!
An ICA Films release.
Dir Bahman Ghobadi, Austria/France/Iran/Iraq 2006, 114 mins, subtitles, cert TBC