Filmfest 2006

After an Afgani-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she sets out on a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her and soon gets a clear and disturbing portrait of the toll the Taliban regime has taken upon its people. "Makhmalbaf‘s enigmatic film has achieved an extraordinary currency in the light of what is happening in Afghanistan. For all that it is elusive and opaque... Apart from anything else, Makhmalbaf has shown that he genuinely cared for the plight of Afghan women under the Taliban many moons before our prime minister affected brow-furrowing concern on the subject." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, Nov 16, 2001

tags: Feature film

Cast: Nelofer Pazira, Hassan Tantai, Sadou Teymouri


Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf