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The Orphanage (Parwareshgah)

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  • Tickets: €10.50/€9
  • Date: Sat, 9th Nov 2019
  • Time: 18:45 - 20:15
  • Duration: 90 mins
  • Venue: The Gate Cinema Cork City
  • Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat
  • Producer(s): Katja Adomeit
  • Screenwriter(s): Shahrbanoo Sadat
  • Main Cast: Qodratollah Qadiri, Sediqa Rasuli
  • Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Afghanistan, Qatar
  • Language(s): Subtitled
  • Year: 2019

Afghanistan, the late 1980s. With the Russian invasion of the country in full effect, Qodrat (Qodratollah Qadiri) is a 15-year-old living in the streets of Kabul, surviving by selling cinema tickets on the black market and obsessing about the Bollywood movies he loves. A run-in with police sees him dispatched to a Soviet-run orphanage, where the oppressive atmosphere makes his imaginary escapes all the more attractive and precious. Shahrbanoo Sadat follows the award-winning Wolf and Sheep (CFF 2016) with another authoritative, distinctive depiction of her country in transition, its humane concerns constantly evident amidst playful, endearing fantasy sequences. MH

Official Selection, Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, 2019


The Gate Cinema Cork City
The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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