Panj é asr (At Five in the Afternoon)

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Iranian writer/director Samira Makhmalbaf directs At Five in the Afternoon, co-scripted by her father, Mohsen Makhmalbaf (director of Kandahar). In the bombed-out ruins of post-Taliban Kabul, Noqreh (Agheleh Rezaie) lives with her conservative father (Abdolgani Yousefrazi) and her sister-in-law, Leylomah (Marzieh Amiri), in temporary refuge buildings. Although her father insists that she go to the religious school, Noqreh sneaks into a secular school for girls. Her teacher encourages her to run for class president, and she finds support from a refugee poet (Razi Mahebi), who introduces her to the work of Garcia Lorca. Noqreh dreams about becoming president of Afghanistan, and she bases her political ideals on former Pakistani president Benazir Bhutto. At Five in the Afternoon won the Jury Prize at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

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  • Dec 08, 2007
    The first Iranian movie I've ever seen. It started out pretty weak but the story and the feel of it kind of grows on you. Story in short: a young Afghan girl goes to school in secret. Her elderly father is a very devout Muslim and doesn't think that women needs any education. As he feels that the world and the city where they live (Kabul) becomes more "ungodly" he uproots his small family and heads out to the desert to find peace.
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