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The Orphanage

  •   Shahrbanoo Sadat
  •   Denmark, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Afghanistan, Qatar
  •   New Directors Competition, Women in Cinema

Fifteen-year-old Kabuli street kid Qodrat gets by in 1980s Soviet-controlled Afghanistan selling movie tickets on the black market. But his illegal hustle sparks the attention of the police, who remand him to a public orphanage. Alternating between a harsh outside reality ruled by bullies and an encroaching Muhijadeen and Quodra’s rich inner world of Bollywood fantasy, this poignant coming-of-age drama is a sequel to Sadat’s 2016 Festival favorite Wolf and Sheep.

The Orphanage is a beautifully photographed, quietly methodical portrait of 1989 Kabul.”
-Ion Cinema


Women in Cinema Program Sponsor

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Event Information

Saturday, October 19, 2019

  •   90 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States

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