At Five in the Afternoon

23/08/2004
  |  Book Tickets: 05/08/2010
  |  Buy to Own: 25/12/2003
  |  102 min
Rated U by the BBFC

Synopsis

Winner of the Cannes film festival Jury Prize in 2003, this film, directed by Samira Makhmalbaf (daughter of Mohsen Makhmalbaf, creator of the highly-acclaimed film 'Kandahar'), was the first foreign film to be made in Kabul, Afghanistan after the Taliban were overthrown. Centred around the story of Noqreh, a progressive young woman who dreams of growing up to be the President of the Republic despite her oppressive home life and a strained relationship with her bigoted but loving father, the film portrays the daily struggles of Afghan women in post-Taliban Afghanistan with tenderness and hope against a tragic background of death and despair.

Contains one scene of very mild war violence
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