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Parwareshgah

Shahrbanoo Sadat Denmark, 2019

Ömer Kazancı's rating of the film The Orphanage

It was certainly alluring to see a film from Afghanistan taking place in late 80's period. Islamist, Russian and Bollywood influence converge in a specific era in a peculiar geography with memorable elements: children playing with bullets, killing themselves, surviving their lives as orphans. However, the film is more of random scenes from a memoir, and doesn’t add up to anything coherent in the end. Abrupt ending.