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THE ORPHANAGE by Shahrbanoo Sadat


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 he daydreams himself into some of his favorite movie scenes. One day the Police bring him to the Soviet orphanage. But in Kabul the political situation is changing. Qodrat and all the children want to defend their home.

Original title: Parwareshgah English Title: The Orphanage Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Afghanistan, Qatar Language: Dari, Russian, Hindi - Urdu Production year: 2019 Length: 90 minutes

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Qodratollah QADIRI, Sediqa RASULI, Masihullah FERAJI, Hasibullah RASOOLI, Ahmad Fayaz OMANI


Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat Screenwriter: Shahrbanoo Sadat DOP: Virginie Sudej Editor: Alexandra Strauss Sound: Sigrid DPA Jensen & Anne Gry Friis Kristensen Producer: Katja Adomeit Production Company : Adomeit Film Coproduction Companies: Adomeit Germany, La Fabrica Nocturna, Samsa Film, Wolf Pictures World sales: Luxbox


Cannes International Film Festival
Directors Fortnight

Munich International Film Festival
CineCopro Competition

Brussels International Film Festival
International Competition

Odessa International Film Festival
International Competition

Sarajevo International Film Festival

Haugesund International Film Festival
New Nordic Films

IndieBo Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival
New-Zealand International Film Festival

shahrbanoo 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 Director’s Fortnight 2016. Her second feature film ... is also after Wolf and Sheep the second part of a planned pentalogy, five films based on an unpublished autobiography. It will be presented at Director's Fortnight in 2019.



2019, The Orphanage

2016, Wolf and Sheep

2014, Who Wants to be the Wolf (Short film)

2013, Not At Home (Short film)

2010, Vice Versa One (Short film)

2009, A Smile For Life (Short film)

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