Writer/director Shahrbanoo Sadat’s acclaimed film, which won a prize at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes, shrewdly strikes a tonal balance between documentary and drama as it dwells on life in a small Afghan village, where little has changed over the years. Sadat’s camera and story focuses largely on the children of the village, weaving together a story that subtly tackles the importance of tradition and rituals in a community, where life is tough but also supportive, and where storytelling takes its place alongside life’s lessons. It may be simple in structure and tone, but its insight and sincerity shine through.
Director : Shahrbanoo Sadat
Producer : Katja Adomeit
Scriptwriter : Shahrbanoo Sadat
DOP : Virginie Surdej
Editor : Alexandra Strauss
Cast : Ali Khan Ataee, Amina Musavi, Masuma Hussaini, Qodratollah Qadiri, Sahar Karimi