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When Pomegranates Howl M

Language: Farsi, Pashto with English subtitles
Genre: Drama Themes: Childhood, Social Justice, War, Women

On the streets of Kabul, a child dreams of making it big. Will a chance encounter with a foreigner bring his shot at stardom closer?

Spirited nine-year-old Hewad yearns to become a movie star or filmmaker. He practises his craft whenever he can, auditioning and directing other kids in his spare moments between peddling pomegranates and amulets to support his family. As their sole breadwinner following the martyrdom of his father and older brother, Hewad takes his adult responsibilities seriously – but when he meets an Australian photographer who gifts him a camera, it may just be the turning point he needs.

Based on a true story and filmed on location in Kabul, When Pomengranates Howl is the poignant and compassionate new feature from the Iranian-Australian writer/director of My Tehran for Sale. Here, Granaz Moussavi elicits remarkable performances from her young, non-professional cast – particularly Arafat Faiz in the role of Hewad – while the gorgeous lensing by Behrouz Badrouj lends this touching, shattering film a radiant vitality.

“Poetically-inflected … It left many of us in the audience stunned.” – Senses of Cinema

In Cinema

Sat 14 Aug 4:15 pm [13091]
The Capitol
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event
Fri 20 Aug 6:30 pm [23411]
Lido Cinemas 1
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
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Key Cast
Andrew Quilty, Arafat Faiz, Elham Ahmad Ayazi, Saeeda Saadat
Director
Granaz Moussavi
Producers
Baheer Wardak, Christine Williams, Marzieh Vafamehr
Screenwriter
Granaz Moussav
Cinematographer
Behrouz Badrouj
Composer
Hossein Alizadeh
Editor
Shima Monfared
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Bonsai

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