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The Orphanage (Parwareshgah)

Shahrbanoo Sadat, Denmark, 2019

86 min.DK/FeatureDrama

In the late 1980s, 15-year-old Qodrat lives in the streets of Kabul and sells cinema tickets on the black market. He is a big Bollywood fan and he daydreams himself into some of his favourite movie scenes. One day, the police bring him to the Soviet orphanage. But in Kabul, the political situation is changing. Qodrat and all the children want to defend their home.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Børnehjemmet
Danish title Børnehjemmet
Other titles The Orphanage (Parwareshgah)
Director Shahrbanoo Sadat
Screenplay Shahrbanoo Sadat
Producer Katja Adomeit
Director of Photography Virginie Surdej
Editor Alexandra Strauss
Sound Thomas Arent
Production designer Signa Köstler, Lorenz Vetter, Fabian Raith, Jan Hormann
Appearances Qodratollah Qadiri, Hasibullah Rasooli, Masihullah Feraji, Ahmad Fayaz Osmani
Production country Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Afghanistan
Subtitles Yes
Production companies Adomeit Film ApS
Domestic distribution Scanbox
International sales Luxbox / Rue de Rocherchouart 81 / 75009 Paris / t + 33 171.37.99.34 / info@luxboxfilms.com / http://www.luxboxfilms.com
Comment Selected for Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. Second feature by Shahrbanoo Sadat, who won the top prize in Directors’ Fortnight for her debut feature, ’Wolf and Sheep’ (2017).
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte

Companies

Production companies Adomeit Film ApS
Co-producer Samsa Film, La Fabrica Nocturna, Adomeit Film UG, Wolf Pictures
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Asian Cinema Fund, Copenhagen Film Fund, MEDIA (EU), Hubert Bals Fond, Cinereach, Torino Film Lab, ARRI International Support Program, Eurimages, World Cinema Fund, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, CNC, Luxembourg Film Fund, Centre National de Cinéma L'image Animée, Doha Film Institute, The Nipkow Programme, Women Make Movies
In collaboration with ACE Producers, Center for Kultur og Udvikling
Domestic distribution Scanbox

Direction

Direction Shahrbanoo Sadat
Assistant director Haïga Jappain
Assistant director Samantha Mialet

Script

Screenplay Shahrbanoo Sadat
Script consultant Daniel Joseph Borgman
Script consultant Franz Rodenkirchen
Script consultant Francoise von Roy
Script consultant Katja Adomeit

Production

Producer Katja Adomeit
Associate producer Jon Hammer
Associate producer Tine Mikkelsen
Co-producer Marina Perales Marhuenda
Co-producer Xavier Rocher
Co-producer Paul Thiltges
Co-producer Shahrbanoo Sadat
Location scout Wolfgang Adomeit
Location scout Martin Bagger
Location scout Karin Verbeek
Post-production manager Tine Clasen

Cinematography

Cinematographer Virginie Surdej

Stills

Still photographer Åsmund Sollihøgda
Stills: behind the scenes Firdavs Nabiev

Editing

Editor Alexandra Strauss
Avid supervisor Lárus Ren Gudjörnsson

Production design

Production designer Signa Köstler
Production designer Lorenz Vetter
Production designer Fabian Raith
Production designer Jan Hormann

Wardrobe

Costume designer Anwar Hashimi
Costume supervisor Magdalena Marzynska
Costume designer Signa Köstler

Makeup

Makeup artist Lis Kasper Bang
Makeup artist Anne Cathrine Sauerberg

Sound

Sound design consultant Sigrid D.P.A. Jensen
Sound design consultant Anne Gry Friis Kristensen
Sound designer Thomas Arent
Recording engineer Benedikt Gaussling
Recording engineer Dan Isager Nielsen
Boom operator Lars Gonzales
Foley artist Martin Langenbach

Visual effects

Graphic design Åsmund Sollihøgda
Technical chief Simon Lytting
Technical assistant Oliver Lindboe
VFX artist Michael Koch
VFX producer Nuria Gómez Garrido
VFX supervisor David Laubsch

Appearance

Qodrat Qodratollah Qadiri
Hasib Hasibullah Rasooli
Masih Masihullah Feraji
Ehsan Ahmad Fayaz Osmani
Asad Asadullah Kabiri
Anwar, the supervisor Anwar Hashimi
Feraidoon Fridoon Muradi
Karan Jeet Karan Jeet Singh
Waris Waris Muradi
Sediqa Sediqa Rasuli
Rahman Abdul Rahman Formoli
Sima Petrovna Daria Gaiduk
Miss Deputy Director Nahid Yakmanesh
Mister Director Yama Yakmanesh
Commander of Mujahideen Arthur Köstler

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
The Golden Puffin 2019 Reykjavik Film Festival 2019

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2019-10-29
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2019-10-17
Chicago International Film Festival 2019-10-16
Busan International Film Festival 2019-10-03
London Film Festival 2019-10-02
Reykjavik Film Festival 2019-09-26
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2019-08-17
Sarajevo Film Festival 2019-08-16
Melbourne Film Festival 2019-08-01
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2019-07-18
München International Film Festival 2019-06-27
Cannes, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2019-05-14
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