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52nd edition

Wolf and Sheep

Fortnight 2016, Feature film, 1h26


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.


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 Her second feature film The Orphanage is also the second part of a pentalogy, five films based on an unpublished autobiography.

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

Shahrbanoo Sadat

Virginie Surdej

Sigrid DPA Jensen, Thomas Jæger, Thomas Arent

Alexandra Strauss

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

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Presse / publicist
Marie-France Dupagne
Barbara Van Lombeek
Gudrun Burie


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” –
“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