The Orphanage / Parwareshghah

The Orphanage / Parwareshghah

Odeon Cinema

£13 / £11.25 (£14.50 / £12.25 premier seats)

Preview / World / F-Rated

Moving coming-of-age drama

Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat
Cast: Qodratollah Qadiri, Sediqa Rasuli, Masihullah Feraji
Denmark, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Afghanistan, Qatar, 2019, 90m, 15 tbc, Subtitles
Odeon, 20:00, £13 / £11.25 (£14.50 / £12.25 premier)

Afghanistan, 1989: teenager Qodratollah is selling cinema tickets at an inflated price when he is snagged by the police and taken to an orphanage-cum-borstal. Our hero realises his only chance is to form alliances if he doesn’t want to be bullied into submission. All the while, his passion for Bollywood films allows him to escape into an imaginary world where his fantasies come true as musical numbers. Writer-director Shahrbanoo Sadat’s second feature is part of a planned five-film series inspired by her friend’s diaries.

Preview screening courtesy of Luxbox
Plus: The City of Honey, Moein Ruholamini, Iran, 8m
Supported by Bath BID