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In the late 1980s, 15-year-old Qodrat lives in the streets of Kabul and sells cinema tickets on the black market. As a true Bollywood fan, Qodrat often daydreams himself into some of his favourite movie scenes. But police abruptly interrupt his street life and take him to a Soviet orphanage. However, the political situation in Kabul is changing, and Qodrat and the other children want to defend their country from aggressors. The Orphanage is a playful and striking story about growing up told through a combination of Bollywood fantasy, folklore and at times painful realism. The film premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight program in Cannes 2019.
She studied at Atelier Varan in Kabul. Her first feature film Wolf and Sheep (2016) won the main award at Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. Her second feature film, The Orphanage is the second part of a pentalogy, five films based on an unpublished autobiography. It has also premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.