Film - Lights! Camera! Action! Filmfest 2017


Directed by Sonia Kronlund


Director: Sonia Kronlund
Section: Lights! Camera! Action!
Country: Germany, France
Year: 2017
Language: French, Pashto
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Salim Shaheen, Faridulla Mohibi, Qurban Ali Afzali



Salim Shaheen shot 109 films inspired by Bollywood and Hollywood in Kabul, Afghanistan - which he calls "Nothingwood". As actor, director and producer, he's the most successful and popular filmmaker in Afghanistan. Shaheen and his team have been through the Soviet occupation, civil war, the Taliban, and the ISAF intervention. NOTHINGWOOD is the story of the last 30 years in Afghan, as well as the story of a childhood dream come true. A lively look at the fun side of Afghanistan, where even masked Talib admit how much they love Shaheen's "Kabullywood" films.

Meet the director


Sonia Kronlund

Sonia Kronlund was born in 1961 to a French mother and Swedish father. She majored in Literature at top-rated École Normale Supérieure, wrote screenplays and directed docs. She wrote for Cahiers du Cinéma and joined pub web France Inter in 1995. She has produced daily radio report "Les Pieds sur Terre" for France Culture since 2002.


Screenplay: Sonia Kronlund
Director of Photography: Alexander Nanau, Eric Guichard
Film Editor: Sophie Brunet, George Cragg
Sound: Matthieu Perrot, Hassan Shabankareh
Producer: Laurent Lavolé
Production Company: Gloria Films
Co-Producer: Dr. Melanie Andernach
Co-Production Company: Made in Germany Filmproduktion GmbH
World Sales: Pyramide International