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Films From Afghanistan

The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan UK/Afghanistan 'Compelling' Watching it is a reminder that you don't necessarily need massive budgets to be a distinctive voice. But you do need mavericks who are brave.' -The Guardian The Taliban's destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in 2001 caused an ... Read more
Dastaguir and his spirited young grandson, Yassin, wait at a dusty roadside junction in a lonely desert landscape. They wait for a truck that will take them to the remote mine where the old man's son works. He is honour-bound to take the devastating news to his son that their village has been ... Read more
Recipient of a Special Mention at Cannes 2003, Osama is remarkable not only for its masterful storytelling and emotional resonance, but it is the first film to emerge from Afghanistan since the Taliban was toppled.The power of the film lies in its immediacy, as this accomplished debut feature was ... Read more
"The film is a masterpiece … the stunningly beautiful and talented Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani carries the story from beginning to end." - Screen Comment ... Adapted from writer-director Atiq Rahimi's (Earth and Ashes, MIFF 2005) award-winning novel of the same name, The Patience ... Read more
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