Bahman Ghobadi

Bahman GHOBADI (1968, Iranian Kurdistan) made many internationally praised shorts between 1995 and 1999, of which Life in Fog received several awards. With his feature debut A Time for Drunken Horses Ghobadi attracted worldwide attention and established himself as a pioneer of Kurdish Cinema. Many of his films subsequently made were widely praised at film festivals worldwide, but were little or not seen in his native country.


From Another Angle (1989, short), Golbaij (1990, short), A Glance (1990, short), Pantol (1991, short), Barbershop (1991, short), Private M. Hosseini (1993, short), Again Rain with the Melody (1995, short), That Man Came Along (1995, short), Party (1996, short), Like Mother (1996, short), God's Fish (1996, short), Notebook's Quota (1996, short), Ding (1996, short), Zendegi dar meh/Life in Fog (1997, short), The Pigeon of Nader Flew (1997, short), Telephone Booth (1997, short), Ballads of Plain's Girl (1998, short), Zamani barayé masti asbha/A Time for Drunken Horses (2000), Gomgashtei dar Aragh/Marooned in Iraq (2002), Daf (tambourine), and The War Is Over (2003), Lakposhta hâm parvaz mikonand/Turtles Can Fly (2004), Niwemang/Half Moon (2006), Kasi az gorbehaye irani khabar nadareh/Nobody Knows About Persian Cats (2009), Rhino Season (2012)