- Original title
- Running time
- 82 min.
Mohammad Reza Darwishi
Gol Rahman Ghorbandi
Co-production Afghanistan-Japan-Ireland; Barmak Film / NHK / LeBrocquy Fraser
- Synopsis / Plot
- A 12 year-old girl, her mother and a young boy named Spandi, survive the demonstrations organized by Afghan women who had been repressed by the Taliban regime. The girl and her mother work in a hospital. They soon discover that the Taliban have dismissed everyone working there, closed the gates and made sure that no woman can leave her house unless accompanied by a male member of the family. With both her husband and brother dead, the mother who has lost her job, has no choice but to change the appearance of her daughter and dress her up as a boy. The decision terrifies the girl for she is afraid of what will happen if the Taliban find out. As she begins her new job, she makes a small mistake during prayers at a mosque, and the police are instantly suspicious.
: Cannes: Camera d'Or (Special Mention)
: Golden Globes: Best Foreign Language Film
: Valladolid Film Festival: Golden Spike: Best Movie (ex-aequo)
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