AN AFGHAN LOVE STORY

Monday, April 21 | 7:30 PM

directed by Barmak Akram | Afghanistan/France | 2013 | 85 min.

In Persian with English subtitles

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An Afghan father weighs his family's honor against his allegiance to his daughter after she is seduced and impregnated by a handsome waiter. The film won the World Cinema Dramatic Screenwriting prize at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and was Afghanistan’s submission for best foreign film to this year’s Oscars.

 

Speakers: The film's star, Wajma Bahar, via Skype, and Qais Akbar Omar, who directed Bahar in a production of Shakespeare's Love's Labors Lost that became the basis of the book Shakespeare in Kabul. Omar is also the author of the internationally acclaimed memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers, which chronicles his family’s remarkable survival against unbelievable odds through a brutal civil war and Taliban rule.

 

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