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PARWARESHGAH

The Orphanage

Shahrbanoo Sadat

23.06 UGC De Brouckère 21:30
25.06 Flagey 15:00
Fiction . 90' . Denmark, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Afghanistan, Qatar . 2019 . Dari, Russian, Hindi-Urdu / ST : FR, NL, EN

In the late 1980s, 15-year-old Qodrat lives in the streets of Kabul and sells cinema tickets on the black market. He is a big Bollywood fan and daydreams himself into some of his favorite movie scenes. Until one day, the police takes him to a Soviet orphanage. While the political situation in Kabul is changing, the children want to defend their home at all cost.

STARRING

Qodratollah Qadiri

Sediqa Rasuli

Masihullah Feraji

Hasibullah Rasooli

Ahmad Fayaz Omani

WRITER

Shahrbanoo Sadat

Inspired by Anwar Hashimi’s unpublished diary

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Virginie Surdej

SOUND

Sigrid DPA Jensen

Anne Gry

Friis Kristensen

FILM EDITING

Alexandra Strauss

PRODUCTION

Adomeit Film ApS

Coprod: Adomeit Film UG

La Fabrica Nocturna

Samsa Film

Wolf Pictures

DISTRIBUTION

Luxbox

Shahrbanoo Sadat

Shahrbanoo Sadat_Credit Zahra Sadat

Shahr is an Afghan, female writer and director, based in Kabul. She studied at Atelier Varan Kabul. Her first feature film Wolf and Sheep was developed with the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence in 2010, Shahr – 20 years old at the time – the youngest ever selected. The film won the main award at Directors’ Fortnight 2016. Her second feature film The Orphanage is also the second part of a planned pentalogy, five films based on an unpublished autobiography. It was presented at Directors’ Fortnight in 2019.

FILMOGRAPHY

2009 : A SMILE FOR LIFE (Short Documentary)

2010 : VICE VERSA ONE (Short Film)

2013 : NOT AT HOME

2014 : WHO WANTS TO BE THE WOLF ? (Short Film)

2016 : WOLF AND SHEEP 

2019 : THE ORPHANAGE

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