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50th Directors’ Fortnight May 9-19, 2018

Wolf and Sheep

Fortnight 2016, Feature film, 1h26

Synopsis

In rural Afghanistan, people are storytellers who make up and tell each other tales of mystery and imagination to explain the world in which they live. The shepherd children own the mountains and, although no adults are around, they know the rules; they know that boys and girls are not allowed to be together. The boys practice with their slings to fight wolves. The girls smoke secretly and play at getting married, dreaming of finding ahusband soon. They gossip about Sediqa; she’s eleven years old and an outsider. The girls think she is cursed.
Qodrat, also eleven years old, becomes the subject of gossip when his mother remarries an old man with two wives. Qodrat roams alone in the most isolated parts of the mountains, where he meets Sediqa and they becomefriends.

Director

Shahrbanoo Sadat

Shahr is a young Afghan female scriptwriter and director. She is based in Kabul. Shahr studied documentary in Atelier Varan Kabul, a French Workshop. Her first short fiction Yeke Varune was selected at Directors’ Fortnight in 2011. In 2013, she opened her production company Wolf Pictures in Kabul. Wolf and Sheep was developed with the Cannes Cinefondation Residency in 2010, Shahr – 20 years old at the time was the youngest ever selected.

Ali Khan Ataee
Amina Musavi
Masuma Hussaini
Qodratollah Qadiri
Sahar Karimi
Sediqa Rasuli

Screenplay
Shahrbanoo Sadat

Image
Virginie Surdej

Sound
Sigrid DPA Jensen, Thomas Jæger, Thomas Arent

Editing
Alexandra Strauss

Production
Adomeit Film
Husumgade 43, 4th
2200 Copenhagen – Danemark
T : +45 314 186 81
katja.adomeit@gmail.com
www.adomeitfilm.com

Coproduction
La Fabrica Nocturna Productions (France)
Wolf Pictures (Afghanistan)
Zentropa International Sweden (Suède)
Film Väst (Suède)

Ventes à l’étranger / Foreign Sales
Alpha Violet
18 rue Soleillet
75020 Paris, France
T : +33 1 47 97 39 84
info@alphaviolet.com
www.alphaviolet.com

Distribution
Pretty Pictures
33, rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine
75011 Paris – France
T: +33 1 43 14 10 00
www.prettypictures.fr

Presse / publicist
International
Marie-France Dupagne
mariefrance@theprfactory.com
Barbara Van Lombeek
barbara@theprfactory.com
Gudrun Burie
gudrun@theprfactory.com

 

Press release

“Wolf and Sheep, crus afgans” – Libération
“Au coeur d’une communauté de bergers en Afganistan” – Le Monde
“Ce premier film de Shahrbanoo Sadat fascine par sa pureté formelle” –  Lalibre.be
“Shahrbanoo Sadat nous immerge dans des paysages de montagne somptueux ” – Marie Claire
“(A) promising debut feature” – The Hollywood Reporter 
“I am the most critical person about films from Afghanistan” Shahrbanoo Sadat  – Screen International
“Shahrbanoo Sadat, 26 anni, è la prima regista afghana a Cannes” – La Repubblica
“Une photographie à couper le souffle” – Gala