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Kurdish-language Movies

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Turtles Can Fly(2005)

1h 38min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 72 votes)

Turtles can fly tells the story of a group of young children near the Turkey-Iran border. They clean up mines and wait for the Saddam regime to fall.

Directed by Bahman Ghobadi

Bekas(2012)

1h 37min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 37 votes)

Two shoeshiner homeless brothers named Zana (7) and Dana (10) live on the edge of survival. They catch a glimpse of Superman through a hole in the wall at the local cinema and decide that they want to go to America in order to meet Superman.

Directed by Karzan Kader

Yol(1982)

3.7/5 (with 37 votes)

When five Kurdish prisoners are granted one week's home leave, they find to their dismay that they face continued oppression outside of prison from their families, the culture, and the government.

A Time for Drunken Horses(2000)

1h 20min | Drama, War
3.7/5 (with 35 votes)

After their father dies, a family of five are forced to survive on their own in a Kurdish village on the border of Iran and Iraq. Matters are made worse when 12 year old Ayoub, the new head of the family, is told that his handicapped brother, Madi, needs an immediate operation in order to remain alive. This heartbreaking tale shows the lengths to which a family will go in order to survive in the harshest of conditions, where even the horses are fed liquor in order to work.

Directed by Bahman Ghobadi

Girls of the Sun(2018)

1h 51min | Drama, War
3.7/5 (with 28 votes)

Bahar, the commanding officer of the Daughters of the Sun, a battalion made up entirely of Kurdish female soldiers, is on the cusp of liberating their town, which has been overrun by ISIS extremists.

Blackboards(2000)

1h 25min | Drama, History, War
3.3/5 (with 13 votes)

Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran, near the Iraqi border during the Iran-Iraq war. Said falls in with a group of old men looking for their bombed-out village; he offers to guide them, and takes as his wife Halaleh, the clan's lone woman, a widow with a young son. Reeboir attaches himself to a dozen pre-teen boys weighed down by contraband they carry across the border; they're mules, always on the move. Said and Reeboir try to teach as their potential students keep walking. Danger is close; armed soldiers patrol the skies, the roads, and the border. Is there a role for a teacher? Is there hope?

My Sweet Pepper Land(2014)

NC-17
| 1h 40min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 30 votes)

Baran, a war hero, becomes sheriff of the capital and refuses to bow down to a tribal chief.

Kilometre Zero(2005)

1h 31min | Drama, Comedy, War
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Set during the Iraq-Iran war in the 80s, the film tells of a tragicomic road trip set in Iraq's Kurdistan.

Half Moon(2007)

1h 48min | Music, Drama, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 9 votes)

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.

Directed by Bahman Ghobadi - With Golshifteh Farahani, Hedieh Tehrani, Hassan Pourshirazi

Zer(2017)

1h 53min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Zer is the story of a song, whispered to Jan's ear on his grandmother's deathbed. A survivor of Dersim Massacre, Zarife hid her identity, her past in her memory of this song. Raised in NYC, Jan begins a journey through Kurdistan, searching for his grandma's past and his own self.

Directed by Kazım Öz - With Ahmet Aslan, Füsun Demirel

Vodka Lemon(2003)

3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

Hamo, a handsome 60-year old man, lives alone in a Romenian village with one of his daughters and his granddaughter. He also owns a retirement of seven dollars per month, a closet, an old russian television set and a military costume.A letter from his second daughter arrives from France.A rumor runs through the village: the envelope would be full of money...But Hamo doesn't think but of the beautiful unknown girl from the cemetery.

Before Your Eyes(2009)

3.7/5 (with 7 votes)

After their parents are murdered, two young Kurdish children are forced to live on the street.

Directed by Miraz Bezar - With Suzan Ilir, Hakan Karsak, Şenay Orak
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Marooned in Iraq(2002)

1h 48min | Drama, War
3.8/5 (with 3 votes)

During the war between Iran and Iraq, a group of Iranian Kurd musicians set off on an almost impossible mission. They will try to find Hanareh, a singer with a magic voice who crossed the border and may now be in danger in the Iraqi Kurdistan. As in his previous films, this Kurdish director is again focusing on the oppression of his people.

Directed by Bahman Ghobadi

On the Way to School(2008)

1h 21min | Documentary, Drama
3.5/5 (with 9 votes)

One year in the life of a Turkish teacher, teaching the Turkish language to Kurdish children in a remote village in Turkey. The children can't speak Turkish, the teacher can't speak Kurdish and is forced to become an exile in his own country. On the Way to School is a film about a Turkish teacher who is alone in a village as an authority of the state, and about his interaction with the Kurdish children who have to learn Turkish. The film witnesses the communication problem emphasizing the loneliness of a teacher in a different community and culture; and the changes brought up by his presence into this different community during one year. The film chronicles one school year, starting from September 2007 until the departure of the teacher for summer holiday in June 2008. During this period, they begin to know and understand each other mutually and slowly.

Directed by Özgür Doğan, Orhan Eskiköy - With Emre Aydın

El Clásico(2016)

1h 35min | Drama
1.7/5 (with 1 vote)

Two Kurdish little people in Iraq risk their lives to fulfill their dreams and that is to meet football hero Cristiano Ronaldo.

Directed by Halkawt Mustafa

Winterland(2007)

52min
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

A love story about two Kurds in the north of Norway.

Directed by Hisham Zaman - With Raouf Saraj

A Song for Beko(1992)

1h 40min
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Beko is a young Kurd who lives in the Turkish part of Kurdistan at the time of the Iraq war. After escaping from an unjustified arrest, he goes on a search for his brother, who planned to cross Syria and reach Iraq.

Directed by Nizamettin Ariç

Bawke(2006)

15min
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Two Kurdish refugees from Iraq, a father and his son are on the run. With hope for a better life for his son, the father is forced to make a challenging sacrifice to provide for him.

Directed by Hisham Zaman

Requiem of Snow(2005)

1h 30min
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

People are praying for rainfall... a Land parched in drought... the illusion of snow... Rozhin is engulfed in reveries of flight from an undesirable marriage... Rozhin seeks support from a stranger... and this is not the end of the story.

Directed by Jamil Rostami

Memories on Stone(2014)

1h 37min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Kurdish childhood friends Hussein and Alan direct and produce a film about the genocide of Kurdish people in Iraq, the Anfal campaign in 1988. They learn that, to achieve veracity by the means of cinema and to face their own identity, it's worth putting everything on the line - even their own life.

Directed by Shawkat Amin Korki

Jiyan(2002)

1h 42min

"Jiyan" takes place in Halabja about five years after Saddam's infamous chemical attack in 1988. Diyari (Kurdo Galali) has come from his new homeland, America, to put up a badly needed new orphanage. As construction proceeds, he gradually becomes acquainted with the tragic individual stories of the survivors. Prime among these is orphan girl Jiyan (Pirsheng Berzinji), and her lively young cousin Sherko (Choman Hawrami). Although he seems to fit right into life in this impoverished town, Diyari can hardly absorb the catastrophe that hit there, nor can he accept the level of injury that he encounters. When the orphanage is ready, Diyari says his goodbyes, plunging Jiyan back into quiet despair.

Directed by Jano Rosebiani

Mardan(2014)

1h 50min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

A police officer finds himself haunted by a traumatic childhood memory as he searches for a missing man in the rugged mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan, in this striking feature debut by Batin Ghobadi.

Directed by Bahman Ghobadi - With Helly Luv

Whisper with the Wind(2009)

1h 17min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)

An elderly radio-operator travels across Kurdestan in the war-torn 80s assuring communication between lost families.

Directed by Shahram Alidi

The Agony of a People(2007)

1h 40min
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

An Iraqi Kurdish man is released from jail. He has been arrested by mistake when he went to find a midwife to help his pregnant wife, years ago. As he has been arrested during a demonstration the authorities thought he is one of the opposition group leaders.

Directed by Jamil Rostami

Crossing the Dust(2006)

1h 13min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

A road movie set in Iraq in 2003 during the fall of Saddam. Two Kurds are looking for the parents of a five-year-old boy who has been found in the street in tears. His name is Saddam too. At the same time the boy's parents are looking for him everywhere, worried because of the boy's name which is now taboo. All the attempts of the two Kurds to get rid of the child fail: neither the Americans nor the men of religion at the mosque want him. Little Saddam begins to become a real problem. In the streets and all around them, they are surrounded by the chaos and crazy atmosphere of those days, with violence always on the verge of exploding.

Directed by Shawkat Amin Korki

Voice of My Father(2012)

1h 28min | Drama, Kids & Family
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A haunting sociopolitical drama blending fiction and documentary to elucidate the turbulent history of a Kurdish family. Mehmet (co-director Zeynel Dogan) lives with his pregnant wife in Diyarbakir, eastern Turkey. His father was fatally injured while working in Saudi Arabia and all he has left is an audio tape letter. Now he is to become a father himself, he visits his mother to ask about more of these cassettes but she’s evasive, reluctant to upset Mehmet’s view of his father with the whole dark story.

Directed by Orhan Eskiköy, Zeynel Doğan - With Zeynel Doğan
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