The Orphanage (2019)
aka Parwareshghah
First screened in September 2019
Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat. Cast: Qodratollah Qadiri, Masihullah Feraji, Ehsanullah Kharoti, Sediqa Rasuli, Hasibullah Rasooli, Ahmad Fayaz Osmani, Anwar Hashimi. Screenplay: Shahrbanoo Sadat (inspired by the unpublished diaries of Anwar Hashimi).

Twitter Capsule: Genre-blitzing director working at peak imagination, reconstructing a lost world with smiles, tears, and such craft.

VOR:   Sadat is two films into the Afghani equivalent of an Antoine Doinel cycle—are you watching? Adroit, resourceful, immersive, and totally singular.

Photo © 2019 Adomeit Film/La Fabrica Nocturna Cinéma/Samsa Film/Wolf Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

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