THE ORPHANAGE

Filtering the experiences of 15-year-old Qodratollah (Wolf and Sheep’s Qodratollah Qadiri) through his love for Indian cinema might seem like an odd choice on paper, and yet it proves as smart as it is bold.

Sarah Ward, Screen Daily

Cast & Credits

Rating: NR
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Shahrbanoo Sadat
Written By: Shahrbanoo Sadat
To Be Released: 2020
Runtime: 90 minutes
CastQodratollah Qadiri, Sediqa Rasuli, Masihullah Feraji, Hasibullah Rasooli, Ahmad Fayaz Omani

Synopsis

In the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city. In a restaurant, without any apparent reason, he starts insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and thrown out of the place. Later that night the stranger, who is determined to wreak a terrible vengeance, intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The lawyer then takes a path of no return involving death, secrets and silences.