Shahrbanoo Sadat

Shahrbanoo Sadat


The world knows Afghanistan for the war, but I am actually very interested in details and small things, because they tell a lot about Afghan community.    


Shahr is an Afghan, female writer and director, based in Kabul. She studied documentary in Atelier Varan Kabul, a French workshop. Her first short fiction VICE VERSA ONE was selected at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2011.
In 2013 she opened her production company, Wolf Pictures, in Kabul. WOLF AND SHEEP was developed within Cannes Cinéfondation Residence in 2010; Shahr – who was 20 years old at the time – was the youngest ever selected. The film won the Art Cinema Award at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2016.  Her latest feature film THE ORPHANAGE (2019) has its world premiere at the 51st Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes.

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