Wajma, An Afghan Love Story
Filmfest 2013

German Age Rating

Film Website

It's snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a pretty student named Wajma. The pair begins a clandestine relationship – they're playful and passionate but ever mindful of the societal rules they are breaking. After Wajma discovers she is pregnant, her certainty that Mustafa will marry her falters, and word of their dalliance gets out. Her father must decide between his culturally held right to uphold family honor and his devotion to his daughter.

"A more complex and nuanced portrait of contemporary dating and the role of women in middle-class Afghanistan than we've been permitted to see before onscreen... Beginning his story as an intimate romance, filmmaker Barmak Akram shifts the focus to the volatility in Wajma's home after her secret is divulged..."
Sundance Film Festival

tags: Feature film

Cast: Wajma Bahar, Mustafa Habibi, Hadji Gul, Breshna Bahar


Screenplay: Barmak Akram

Director of Photography: Barmak Akram

Film Editor: Hervé De Luze, Isabelle Ingold, Barmak Akram

Composer: Barmak Akram

Production Designer: Barmak Akram

Costume Design: Zolaykha Sherzad

Sound: Barmak Akram

Producer: Barmak Akram

Production Company: Kabouli Film

World Sales: Doc & Film International

Director: Barmak Akram