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Ghobadi's Niwemang to be shown all around the globe

TEHRAN, July 07 (ISNA)-Iranian director, Bahman Ghobadi's "Niwemang" will be publicly shown all around the glob. Germany and France are among the first countries which requested to show this film publicly.

CTV International in France will be in charge of displaying Niwemang in France on the 11th of July 2007 and German Pandora is to display this film on the 9th of August in Germany.

Brazil, Denmark, Spain, Andorra, Tanya, North America, England, Iraq, Turkey, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and many others are among the countries which have purchased the right to show this film.

Niwemang which is also know as "Half Moon" is about Mamo, an old and legendary Kurdish musician living in Iran, who plans to give one final concert in Iraqi Kurdistan. After seven months of trying to get a permit and rounding up his ten sons, he sets out for the long and troublesome journey in a derelict bus, denying a recurring vision of his own death at half moon. Halfway the party halts at a small village to pick up female singer Hesho, which will only add to the difficulty of the undertaking, as it is forbidden for Iranian women to sing in public, let alone in the company of men. But Mamo is determined to carry through, if not for the gullible antics of the bus driver.

This film up to now has won the Istanbul international film festival's people's choice award in 2007 and the San Sebasti?n international film festival's Best Cinematography, FIPRESCI Prize and Golden Seashell in 2006.

... Payvand News - 7/9/07 ... --

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