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Half Moon Reviews

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January 4, 2008
This is a road movie unlike any other...
December 11, 2007
Writer-director Bahman Ghobadi's picturesque road trip is less about preserving a musical heritage than accepting one's fate, a mythic trek that's both heartrending and boisterous -- often as hauntingly absurdist as a Kusturica carnival.
December 11, 2007
Balancing earthy humor and scarring tragedy, Bahman Ghobadi's portraits of Kurdish wanderers are particularly expressive of Iranian cinema's sense of hope within instability.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2006
Another magical mystery tour of Kurdistan from the amazing Bahman Ghobadi.
January 4, 2008
Illuminating, surreal, tear-jerking and funny, Half Moon is an unforgettable voyage into a land little seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2008
Honours and elevates the unquenchable spirit of its subjects.
January 4, 2008
Stylish, but never quite substantial enough, Half Moon never lives up to its stunning opening sequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 4, 2008
There's something Styxian about the road travelled here that's reinforced with imagery of death that elevates Ghobadi's tale above the everyday.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
August 24, 2007
...a moving road movie that culminates in a dramatic, music-saturated finale.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 25, 2007
Opens our hearts and minds to the special place musicians play in the Kurdish culture and the ways in which they celebrate the human spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 31, 2007
The Kurds may not yet have a country, but as long as Bahman Ghobadi keeps making movies they have a national cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 26, 2007
Death blurs the frontier between reality and dream, though never dimming the pic's startling beauty, raucous humor or indomitable ethos.
December 14, 2007
a fascinating portrait of an underrepresented people, rich in humor, pathos and possible permutations
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2008
The savage drama of the landscape, the indomitable optimism of the people and the passion of the ubiquitous music - almost every character is a musician - is universal in its appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 14, 2007
For his poetic fourth feature, Half Moon, Bahman Ghobadi returns to the desolation of the Kurdish borderlands and the enduring optimism of his people.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 19, 2007
Director Bahman Ghobadi ices his dark parable with a light frosting of humanistic humor.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 4, 2008
Surprisingly gripping despite its whimsical subject matter and often very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 30, 2007
While perhaps overlong, it has some good laughs (what exactly are "woman-sniffing dogs"?) and moments of odd beauty
January 4, 2008
Part quirky road-movie, part mythic fantasia, part rhapsodic celebration - and wholly captivating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 19, 2007
Death may come with the half moon, but there remains a promise of rebirth%u2014the full moon, which illuminates even the desperate landscape of Kurdistan.
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