Shahrbanoo SadatStill: The Orphanage
A Smile for Life (2009, short doc), Vice Versa One (2011, short), Not at Home (2013, co-dir), Wolf and Sheep (2016), The Orphanage (2019)
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Shahrbanoo Sadat at IFFR
In the romantic dramedy Kabul Jan, a young camera-operator falls head over heels in love with a married TV reporter, who is twice her age. The clash between intense love and the beliefs of Afghan society creates 'unheard' ways of being together and handling romantic life.
Not at Home
In Kabul, tensions within a family keep on increasing as tradition and reality clash. In Germany, an Afghan girl waits in a desolate refugee centre. Not at Home closely follows two parallel stories of alienation and living in uncertainty.
Wolf and Sheep
Old traditions, customs and stories live on in a small shepherd community in the mountains of Afghanistan. The experiences of the village children – their friendships and enmities, work and play – expose the relations within the community. An honest, loving portrait with a hint of mysticism.
Bollywood-film nostalgia colours the experiences of fifteen-year-old Qodrat, who ends up in an orphanage during Afghanistan's 1980s Soviet-oriented period.