Manchester Kurdish Film Festival 2009

Welcome to the 4th Manchester Kurdish Film Festival, taking place this year at Cornerhouse for the first time. As part of this year’s festival we are screening a colourful mix of films with something for everyone to enjoy. Some films will find their first ever screening at this event, whilst others come with a lengthy list of awards. Each feature film will be proceeded by filmmakers’ Q&As or short films. 

Presented by Kurdish Creative Film Centre, with partnership screenings by The Family Friendly Film Festival and Kinofilm Festival.

Festival Season Pass

Watch 5 films for just £25 full / £17.50 concs!
Only available in advance, call 0161 200 1500 or visit Box Office. To download the Season Pass, click here.

Previously in this Festival

A Time for Drunken Horses

This multi-award winning film tells the desperate story of an Iranian family of orphans, who deal with the daily struggle of life in Iran.

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Whisper with the Wind

This gripping drama set in Kurdistan, tells the tale of a postman who records desperate messages from families separated by war and passes them on…

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Requiem of Snow

Charting the rocky journey of a young girl ready for marriage, torn between family honour and the love of her life. With breathtaking cinematography Requiem…

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A romantic drama following a couple on a journey of fear and desperation. As they face the repercussions of ignoring crucial customs within a culture…

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Kino Programme

To celebrate the return of the Kinofilm Festival in February 2010, Kino will present a special programme of international work including European and Kurdish collaboration.

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UK Premiere/ Land of Legends

Set in Iran, Land of Legends focuses on an amusing petitioner desperately seeking signatures to take to Baghdad. While on the road he finds himself…

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Marooned in Iraq

The Iran-Iraq war has just ended, and Mirza, an aging Iranian-Kurd musician, is determined to find his wife, Hanareh, a talented singer who ran away…

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Jani Gal – People’s Pain

Juamer, forced to leave his wife during a difficult labour to find the midwife; becomes innocently caught up in a spiraling protest, and is sent…

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UK Premiere/ The Smell of Apples

Set in the town of Halabja (Northern Iraq) 20 years after the chemical attacks of 1988. Presenting a stark account of chemical warfare as villagers…

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Documentary Programme: Words of Warriors

Red Cross delegate Juan Martinez and Kurdish filmmaker Karzan Sherabayani travel to Sudan, El Salvador, Congo Brazzaville and the Phillipines to interview combatants about their…

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Director Q&A/ A Time for Drunken Horses

Cornerhouse is pleased to welcome director Bahman Ghobadi for a special Q&A session to accompany the screening of his multi-award winning film A Time for…

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Q&A/ The Smell of Apples

We are pleased to welcome director Revin Asaf and his producer for a Q&A session to accompany this UK premiere of The Smell of Apples.

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Actor Q&A/ Land of Legends

Cornerhouse welcomes leading actor Ali Zabihi for a Q&A session to accompany this UK Premiere of Land of Legends.

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Q&A/ Jani Gal – People’s Pain

A special Q&A session with the producer of the award winning Jani Gal - People's Pain.

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Director Q&A/ Marooned in Iraq

Marooned in Iraq is a touching look at the oppression of the Iranian-Kurd people. Hear what inspired director Bahman Ghobadi, in this special Q&A session.

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