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12 Ratings

Earth and Ashes


Directed by Atiq Rahimi
Afghanistan, France, 2004


Elderly Dastaguir and his newly deaf 5-year-old grandson Yassin hitchhike and walk, but mostly walk, as they make their way to the coal mine where Dastaguir’s son Murad works. Dastaguir must tell Murad that the rest of their family were all killed in a recent bomb attack.

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Earth and Ashes Directed by Atiq Rahimi

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2004 | Winner: Regard Original Award

Ghent Film Festival

2004 | Winner: Best Director

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

2005 | Winner: Netpac Award

Bratislava International Film Festival

2004 | 2 wins including: Best Director

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