Shahrbanoo Sadat

Director. Born 1990, Teheran.

Shahrbanoo is an Afghan female writer and director, based in Kabul. She studied at Atelier Varan Kabul.
Her first feature film ''Wolf and Sheep'' was developed with the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence in 2010. Shahr - 20 years old at the time – was the youngest director ever selected. The film won the main award at Directors’ Fortnight 2016. Her second feature film, ''The Orphanage'' (Parwareshgah) follows ''Wolf and Sheep'' as being the second part of a planned pentalogy, five films based on an unpublished autobiography. It was presented at Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes in 2019.

Her first short fiction ''Vice Versa One'' was selected for the Directors'' Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival in 2011. The documentary ''Not At Home'' (2013), co-directed with Katja Adomeit, was developed and produced through Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival''s initiative, DOX:LAB.
Title Year Function Category
The Orphanage (Parwareshgah) 2019 Direction, Screenplay, Co-producer DK/Feature
Wolf and Sheep 2017 Direction, Screenplay, Casting, Co-producer DK/Feature
Not at Home 2013 Direction DK/Documentary