Half Moon

Synopsis: Mamo, an old and legendary Kurdish musician living in Iran, 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): Bahman Ghobadi
Production: Strand Releasing
  5 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

Where is he now?

In his workshop.

Hello, Kak Shouan.


Mamo ordered me to come and get you

and then to join him.

So what?

So come and join your brothers.

I told the others I couldn't come.

Even if it's Mamo's order,

I can't come.

What can I do?

I can't stop my work to come.

Kak Shouan, I don't want to insult you.

I have problems,

dear friend, big problems.

If I go, I won't be able to

sell all these instruments.

I can't just close my workshop,

I need to find customers, you know.

You see how cold it is in my workshop.

What's your problem?

I have more problems.

My wife is pregnant.

Science has made much progress.


She's pregnant. So what?

There are doctors.

There are doctors and nurses

but I have a bigger problem.

What is it?

You wouldn't know. Come closer.

Really? I have the solution.

What do you mean?



Come on, get up.

Come on, we'll see on the way.

I can't believe you.

How can I believe you?

Gentlemen, welcome to all of you!

Let me turn on the camera.

With your permission.

My dear Sons of Mamo,

we have a long way to lraqi Kurdistan.

For your safety and to save time,

we can't stop in restaurants

along the way.

I've got everything for making tea

in the back of the bus.

Serve yourselves.

I'm sorry, but as I'm driving,

I cannot serve it.

Kako, what's with the cockerel?

I lost his parents in a fight

and as he's an orphan...

I'm waiting for him to grow

to take revenge.

To be safe,

please put your things under the seats.

Hello, Kak Shirkooh. Sorry to be late.

It's OK. He's up there.

Kak Shirkooh...You have permission?


Thanks to God.

My seven months of prayers

have been answered. We finally got it.

Kak Shirkooh, can I film you?

Go ahead.

I'm going to film Mamo too.

What a great man!

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