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Ghobadi, Bahman

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Most widely held works by Bahman Ghobadi
Turtles can fly by Bahman Ghobadi( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in Kurdish and Spanish and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los habitantes de un pequeño pueblo del Kurdistán iraquí, cerca de los límites entre irán y Turquía, buscan con desesperación una antena parabólica que les permita enterarse de noticias vía satélite sobre el ataque estadounidense en contra de Irak. A ellos se acerca, de otro pueblo, un niño herido y su hermana, quienes han predicho lo que sucederá: la guerra está cada vez más cerca
Zamānī barā-yi mastī-i asbhā = A time for drunken horses by Bahman Ghobadi( Visual )

48 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It presents the story of a Kurdish-Iranian family who smuggle goods between Iraq and Iran. The father was killed by mines at the border of Iraq and Iran and the story centres on the youngest boy, Ayoub, now in charge of the family, including his handicapped brother, who desperately needs an operation. This story shows the incredible and heartbreaking struggle of five children to look after each other in the harsh winter of Kurdistan, where it is so cold that the horses are given alcohol to continue working in the bitter conditions. Directed by Bahman Ghobadi, and stars Ayoub Ahmadi and Rozhin Younesi
Takhté siah = Blackboards by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of teachers who, after a bombing in the Iranian Kurdistan, wander from one city to the next in search of students they can teach
Kasī az gurbi hāy Īrūnī khabar nadārad = No one knows about Persian cats( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Persian and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a pair of young Iranian musicians, recently released from prison, on a mission to take their rock band to Europe. Forbidden by the authorities to play in Iran, they plan their escape abroad with a fast-talking music promoter. Vowing to play one last show before leaving Tehran, their dangerous mission takes them on a free-wheeling journey through the city's vibrant and diverse underground scene, home to an estimated 2,000 illegal independent bands
Gumshudiyī dar ʻArāq = [Marooned in Iraq]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Kurdish and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Iran and Iraq's postwar years, while Iraq bombs its Kurdistan. An old Iranian Kurd singer, accompanied by his musician sons, start searching for his ex-wife Hanareh. Hanareh, a women singer, has gone to Kurdistan in Iraq. The film is the story of the band's journey, joined with their music. It is the story of a nation that has always been wondering. So used to war, they take it as a game and with their music they are celebrating to life
Niwemang = Half moon by Bahman Ghobadi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Kurdish and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mamo is an iconic Kurdish musician in the twilight of his life and failing health, who must lead a dozen of his sons to Iraq for a concert to celebrate the fall of Saddam Hussein and the end of his repression of Kurdish music. Their plan is to drive across the border between Iranian and Iraqi Kurdistan, but the road will be long and winding and the local wise man has predicted calamity. The men will encounter the most sublime visions alongside the most horrendous brutality. First they must pick up Hesho, Mamo's exiled singer and muse. Her voice represents a divine, transformative power, and Mamo is left in a state of grace no one could ever have anticipated
Bad ma ra khahad bord = The wind will carry us( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Persian and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an engineer and his colleagues from Tehran arrive in a remote village in Iranian Kurdistan, the locals assume they are archaeologists or telecom engineers. Even though they form an ambivalent relationship with the community, the visitors' behavior and keen interest in the health of an ailing old woman appear strange, and their true motives are shrouded in mystery
Daf( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and Persian and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This simple but affecting documentary portrays a rural craftsman who makes a traditional Iranian percussion instrument called a daf. All able-bodied family members participate in the production, including a blind son, whom we see hitching a ride to market with his sister to purchase the sheep skins and wood planks used in the instrument's manufacture. A doctor visits the father's younger 3-1/2 year-old son, who has also lost his eyesight, and offers this advice: "Pray to God. Give to charity. Have ceremonies and have a dervish play the daf for him." The greater part of the film focuses on the laborious work involved in the fabrication of daf and culminates in a rousing ritual for the ailing boy. The accomplished camerawork takes advantage of the surrounding scenery and local color. Sensitive individuals are warned of a brief but graphic segment of sheep being slaughtered. The image benefits from a solid transfer, with brilliant color and clarity
Marooned in Iraq by Bahman Ghobadi( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Iran-Iraq war, an aging Iranian-Kurd musician hears that his wife, a singer with a magical voice, who deserted him for his best friend and fled to Iraq, is in trouble. He cons his two sons into accompanying him on the search and they embark on an adventure filled with music, romance and danger
Iran : une révolution cinématographique by Nader T Homayoun( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Persian and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of the Iranian film industry, which has always been closely intertwined with the country's tumultuous political history, chronicling how Iranian films reflected contemporaneous society and often presaged social change. It shows how mainstream commercial cinema served as a propaganda tool for both the monarchy and the fundamentalist religious regime, recounts the sporadic efforts of some filmmakers to reveal grimmer social realties, and the struggles against censorship and traditional cinematic formulas by such pioneers as Bahram Beyzai and Sohrab Shahid Saless and pre- and post-Islamic revolutionary 'new wave' filmmakers
All Roads Film Festival : 5th anniversary collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taua: A dramatic short in which two young boys who are part of a Maori war party show compassion to a captured enemy leader
No one knows about Persian cats : music from the motion picture( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soundtrack to the Cannes Film Festival Grand Jury Prize-winning film captures the underground music scene in Iran. Many of the styles featured here, including rock and hip-hop, are illegal in Iran under the country's current regime
Bād mā rā ḥāhad burd = Le vent nous emportera by Abbas Kiarostami( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Kurdish and Persian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le vent nous emportera" (le film) : "Des étrangers en provenance de téhéran arrivent pour un court séjour à Saiah Dareh, un village du Kurdistan iranien. Les habitants ignorent la raison de leur venue. Les étrangers flânent surtout dans l'ancien cimetière et font croire aux villageois qu'ils sont à la recherche d'un trésor" (www.notrecinema.com)
Bad ma ra khahad bord = The wind will carry us by Abbas Kiarostami( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in Persian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an engineer and his colleagues from Tehran arrive in a remote village in Iranian Kurdistan, the locals assume they are archaeologists or telecom engineers. Even though they form an ambivalent relationship with the community, the visitors' behavior and keen interest in the health of an ailing old woman appear strange, and their true motives are shrouded in mystery
Un temps pour l'ivresse des chevaux by Bahman Ghobadi( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Au Kurdistan iranien, près de la frontière avec l'Irak, cinq frères et soeurs survivent en subvenant seuls à leurs besoins. Le benjamin souffre d'une maladie grave. La soeur ainée accepte de se marier avec un iranien en échange du financement de l'opération qui sauverait la vie du petit frère. A la frontière, la famille du futur époux refuse finalement que le malade les suive et, en compassation, leur offre un cheval. Le frère ainé retourne en Iran avec son frère malade mais le temps presse pour l'opération
Ahmad Mahmoud : a noble novelist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Persian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iranian novelist Ahmad Mahmoud talks about his novels, his politics, and his love for his native region of Khuzestane
Zeit der trunkenen Pferde( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film über fünf Geschwister, die im iranischen Kurdistan ums Überleben kämpfen
I gatti persiani( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ragazzo e una ragazza che hanno già avuto dei guai con la giustizia iraniana decidono, una volta usciiti di prigione, di formare una band rock. Si tratta di un'attività proibita dal regime e i due debbono cercare gli altri componenti cercando di non farsi scoprire. Al contempo iniziano a pianificare la fuga dal Paese che li opprime attraverso l'acquisto di passaporti falsi. Questo consentirebbe loro di avere anche la speranza di poter suonare in Europa. Ma i documenti costano cari e il rischio che la polizia interrompa brutalmente la loro attività si fa sempre più forte. (Mymovies)
Lākpushtʹhā ham parvāz mīkunand = Turtles also fly( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Persian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a refugee camp on the Iran-Iraq border in 2003 just prior to the US invasion, the film shows the refugees' obsession with acquiring a satellite dish to keep abreast of America's plans. Thirteen-year-old Satellite, the accepted leader of the kids in the camp, finally acquires the equipment they need by trading in the land mines the children have cleared from the area. On meeting Henkov, a boy from a neighboring village and a landmine victim himself, Satellite discovers Henkov's prophetic powers, which turn out to be more reliable than twenty first century technology
A cinema of discontent : film censorship in Iran( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about film censorship in Iran, featuring interviews with 12 Iranian filmmakers who comment on how they cope with censorship codes or try to circumvent them
 
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Takhté siah = BlackboardsGumshudiyī dar ʻArāq = [Marooned in Iraq]Marooned in IraqAll Roads Film Festival : 5th anniversary collectionBad ma ra khahad bord = The wind will carry us
Alternative Names
Ghubadi, Bahman

Qubādī, Bahman

Qubadi, Behmen

قبادى، بهمن

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