THE CINEASTE

By Aboozar AMINI

SILK ROAD FILM SALON - as PROD

Drama - Development 2018


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Locarno 2016
OpenDoors
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • AFGHANISTAN, NETHERLANDS, CHINA
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Aboozar AMINI
    • Writer(s)
    • Aself SOLTANZADEH, Aboozar AMINI
    • Synopsis
    • Asef is an Afghan cineaste in his late 20’s passionate for cinema. He runs a small screening room in Kabul to show films of his collection. In 1996 Afghanistan falls into the hand of the Taliban who ban any kinds of arts and culture with death penalty. Despite the ban, Asef cannot abandon his most precious ten films that include the works of Ozu, Kurosawa and Chaplin etc. Caught by the Taliban, Asef asks them to screen just one film before they kill him. He chooses to show ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’. Unexpectedly, the Taliban like the film and let him live after the screening, under one condition: that he must show them a new film every day. The Taliban are now confronted with all kinds of stories of humanity, which gradually causes deep dilemmas inside themselves.
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