Wolf and Sheep

  • 86'
  • Afghanistan
  • 2016
In the remote Afghan village where eleven-year-old Sediqa and Qodrat live, time seems to stand still. Men and women have their own roles and don’t mix. This segregation starts at an early age when girls tend the goats and boys drive away the wolves with slingshots. But Sediqa – who is excluded because it is said her grandmother was enchanted by a snake – would prefer to join the boys. And Qodrat is mocked by the other kids because his mother has re-married as the third wife of an old man. These two outcasts find comfort in one another’s company, until the gossiping villagers start interfering. Meanwhile, the mythical Kashmir Wolf – half beast, half goddess – casts her shadow over the village.    
Director Shahrbanoo Sadat grew up in such a village. She brings her early years to life in a mixture of ethnography and subtle social criticism, with a generous dose of magical realism. Due to the unstable situation in Afghanistan, she shot the film in Tajikistan.
Director
Shahrbanoo Sadat
Countries of production
Afghanistan, Denmark, Sweden, France
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
86'
Medium
DCP
Language
Hazaragi
Producers
Katja Adomeit / Adomeit Film, Madeleine Ekman / Zentropa International Sweden, Xavier Rocher / La Fabrica Nocturna Productions
Production Companies
Adomeit Film, Zentropa International Sweden, La Fabrica Nocturna Productions
Sales
Alpha Violet
Screenplay
Shahrbanoo Sadat
Cinematography
Virginie Surdej
Editor
Pauline Archange, Alexandra Strauss
Sound Design
Thomas Jaeger
Cast
Sediqa Rasuli, Qodratollah Qadiri, Amina Musavi, Sahar Karimi, Masuma Hussaini, Mohammad Amin, Qorban Ali
Local Distributor
MOOOV Film Distribution The Netherlands
Website
http://wolfandsheepfilm.com/