August 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

The Orphanage Unclassified 18+
Parwareshgah

Emerging Afghan filmmaker Shahrbanoo Sadat delights with an 80s-set mixture of realism and inspired Bollywood-style musical, set on the streets of Kabul.

Premiering at Cannes’ prestigious Director’s Fortnight, the second feature from rising Afghan writer/director Shahrbanoo Sadat is a follow-up to her acclaimed 2016 debut, Wolf and Sheep. Qodratollah Qadiri stars as orphan Qodrat, a daydreaming 15-year-old selling movie tickets on the streets of Kabul in the late 1980s. Taken to a Soviet orphanage by police, Qodrat and his fellow teenagers soon find themselves defending their home in the wake of the Islamist government takeover.

Mixing gorgeously lensed realism with folklore and unlikely, affectionate bursts of Bollywood musical, Sadat sensitively evokes both the interior world of her protagonist and the turbulent political climate of the era, successfully crafting a humanist experience with a dash of fantasy.

“Balances a clear-eyed re-creation of a teen’s time in an orphanage with a certain nostalgia for childhood innocence.” – Variety

Tickets

3501
Sat 10 Aug 9:15 pm [3501]
The Orphanage (90 mins)
Kino 1 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
1780
Fri 16 Aug 1:15 pm [1780]
The Orphanage (90 mins)
Forum Theatre Wheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Ahmad Fayaz Omani, Hasibullah Rasooli, Masihullah Feraji, Qodratollah Qadiri, Sediqa Rasuli
Director
Shahrbanoo Sadat
Producer
Katja Adomeit
Screenwriter
Shahrbanoo Sadat
Cinematographer
Virginie Surdej
Editor
Alexandra Strauss
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Luxbox

You might like...