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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

The Orphanage (Parwareshgah)

Fortnight 2019, Feature film, 1h30
World premiere

Synopsis

In the late 1980s, 15-year-old Qodrat lives in the streets of Kabul and sells cinema tickets on the black market. He is a big Bollywood fan and he daydreams himself into some of his favorite movie scenes. One day the police brings him to the Soviet orphanage. But in Kabul the political situation is changing. Qodrat and all the children want to defend their home.

Director

Shahrbanoo Sadat

Shahr Sadat is an Afghan, female writer and director, based in Kabul. She studied at Atelier Varan in Kabul. Her first feature film Wolf and Sheep was developed with the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence in 2010, Shahr - 20 years old at the time - the youngest ever selected. The film won the main award at Director’s Fortnight 2016. Her second feature film The Orphanage is also the second part of a pentalogy, five films based on an unpublished autobiography.

Hasibullah Rasooli
Masihullah Feraji
Qodratollah Qadiri
Sediqa Rasuli

screenplay
Shahrbanoo Sadat

photography
Virginie Surdej

sound
Sigrid DPA Jensen, Anne Gry Friis Kristensen

editing
Alexandra Strauss

production
Adomeit Film
Husumgade 43, 4th
2200 Copenhagen – Danemark
T : +45 31418681
Katja.adomeit@gmail.com
www.adomeitfilm.com

coproduction
Adomeit Film UG (Allemagne)
La Fabrica Nocturna (France)
Samsa Film (Luxembourg)
Wolf Pictures (Afghanistan)

foreign sales
Luxbox
6 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
75011 Paris – France
T: +33 6 58 82 25 20
festivals@luxboxfilms.com
www.luxboxfilms.com

distribution
Rouge Distribution
6 rue de Braque
75003 Paris – France
T: +33 9 72 55 96 09
emilie.djiane@rouge-distribution.com
www.rouge-distribution.com

publicist
France
Florence Narozny
T : +33 6 86 50 24 51
florence.narozny@wanadoo.fr
Clarisse André
T : +33 6 70 24 05 10

International
The PR Factory
Marie-France Dupagne
T : +33 7 85 83 58 61
T : +32 477 62 67 70
mariefrance@theprfactory.com

Cannes projection

May 18
15h00
Théâtre Croisette

May 19
11h30
Cinéma Les Arcades / Salle 1

21h30
Studio 13