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When Pomegranates Howl

Directed by Granaz Moussavi
2021
Australia, Afghanistan
80 minutes
M
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Iranian-Australian filmmaker Granaz Moussavi (My Tehran for Sale) returns with the tale of a street-smart boy working to support his family in Kabul.
The second feature by acclaimed female poet-writer-director Moussavi presents a picture of Kabul we rarely see. Conflict and suffering are not the story's main focus. In the spotlight is the beaming, hopeful and determined face of Hewad, a nine-year-old kid who pushes a rickety cart of goods all over town to raise money. Having lost both his father and brother, this lively lad with a smart business brain has assumed the role of family breadwinner. After meeting an unnamed Australian photographer, Hewad's dream of becoming a movie star may not seem so unlikely after all. This affecting slice-of-life tale is beautifully filmed and wonderfully well performed by a non-professional cast. Based on real events.
Faiz, an untrained young actor, is outstanding in the lead role and a delight to watch as the fast-talking, street-smart kid who works every angle, sees every chance, and seizes every day.
Travis Akbar, Screen Hub

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Thu 11 Nov
1:15pm
State Theatre
Past Event Cancel
Sat 13 Nov
6:45pm
Ritz Cinemas Randwick 5
Past Event Cancel
Sun 14 Nov
2:30pm
Casula Powerhouse
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Features
Year
2021
Classification
M
Country
Australia, Afghanistan
Language
In Farsi and Pashto with English subtitles
Director
Granaz Moussavi
Producer
Christine Williams, Baheer Wardak, Marzieh Vafamehr
Cast
Arafat Faiz, Elham Ahmad Ayazi, Saeeda Saadat
Cinematographer
Behrouz Badrouj
Editor
Shima Monfared
Genre
Australian Films, Human Rights, Middle East, Politics & Economics, Women Directors
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Bonsai Films
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