The Orphanage

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2019, Denmark - Germany - France - Luxembourg - Qatar - Afghanistan, 90 min., Col., 16+
Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat
Inspired by Anwar Hashimi’s unpublished diary
Screenwriter: Shahrbanoo Sadat
DOP: Virginie Surdej SBC
Editor: Alexandra Strauss
Producer: Katja Adomeit
Production: Adomeit Film ApS
Cast: Qodratollah Qadiri, Sediqa Rasuli, Masihullah Feraji, Hasibullah Rasooli, Ahmad Fayaz Osmani, Anwar Hashimi

Awards
• Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight - 2019
• Munich Film Festival – 2019 (CineCoPro Award Nominee)
• Odessa International Film Festival – 2019 (Golden Duke, Nominee International Competition)


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.


Shahrbanoo Sadat is an Afghan, female writer and director, based in Kabul. She studied at Atelier Varan Kabul. Her first feature film Wolf and Sheep was developed with the Cannes Cinйfondation Residence in 2010, Shahr - 20 years old at the time - the youngest ever selected. The film won the main award at Directors’ Fortnight 2016. Her second feature film The Orphanage is also after Wolf and Sheep the second part of a planned pentalogy, five films based on an unpublished autobiography. It will be presented at Directors’ Fortnight in 2019.

Filmography
2019 – “The Orphanage“
2016 – “Wolf and Sheep“
2014 – “Who Wants to Be the Wolf“
2013 – “Not at Home“
2010 – “Vice Versa One“
2009 – “A Smile for Life“

AUGUST 27, TUESDAY

CHEKHOV-CENTER
  • 20:00The Orphanage, competition (2019, Dir.Shahrbanoo Sadat, Afganistan-Denmark-Luxemburg-France-Germany-Qatar, drama, musical, 90 min.) 16+

AUGUST 28, WEDNESDAY

CHEKHOV-CENTER
  • 13:00The Orphanage, competition (2019, Dir.Shahrbanoo Sadat, Afganistan-Denmark-Luxemburg-France-Germany-Qatar, drama, musical, 90 min.) 16+. Repeat