The Orphanage 2019
Parwareshghah (original title)
1h 30min | Drama | 27 November 2019 (France)
A 15-year-old ticket scalper in Kabul dreams of Bollywood until the Soviets force him into a state facility.
The film is about a kid named Qodratullah who is forced to live in an orphanage by the pro-Soviet government of Afghanistan in 19189 Kabul. As soon as he arrives in the orphanage which is around 10-15 minutes in, the director lifts her focus and camera from the kid and tries instead to capture every elements in that place such as the kids, the dorms, the teachers and supervisers and so on.
This film is made based on unpublished diaries of Mr. Anwar Hashimi who also stars in this film and he lived in such a place for 8 years when he was a teenager. As a result, the main focus and star of this film is the mentioned orphanage and director Shahrbanoo Sadat reflects on Afghans culture and the country’s political state at that time period as a subplot to the life in the orphanage.
The filmmakers have done their best to give us a human, sans cliche film and they have pretty much succeeded doing so. If you’ve got a chance to see this piece, don’t miss it.
Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat
Writer: Shahrbanoo Sadat
Stars: Anwar Hashimi, Quodratollah Qadiri, Sediqa
Country: Denmark | Luxembourg | France | Germany | Afghanistan
Language: Dari | Russian | Hindi | Urdu
Release Date: 27 November 2019 (France)
Also Known As: The Orphanage
Filming Locations: Germany
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 674 MiB
Duration : 1 h 30 min
Overall bit rate : 1 043 kb/s