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 Screenplay: Shahrbanoo Sadat (inspired by the unpublished diaries of Anwar Hashimi).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.
Sadat is two films into the Afghani equivalent of an Antoine Doinel cycleare you watching? Adroit, resourceful, immersive, and totally singular.