The Prince of Nothingwood


The Prince of Nothingwood

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About 100 kilometers from Kabul, Salim Shaheen, the most popular and prolific actor-producer of Afghanistan, came to screen some of his 110 films and shoot the 111th in a row. This journey, in which he has led his band of actors, all more eccentric and uncontrollable than any other, is the opportunity to meet this lover of cinema, who makes relentless Z Series films in a country in War for more than thirty years. Nothingwood delivers the story of a lifetime spent accomplishing a childhood dream.


Critic Reviews for The Prince of Nothingwood

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (6)

  • It's darkly amusing, sometimes uplifting... but deliberately dodges feel-good clichés.

    Dec 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • [A] funny and affectionate documentary portrait of veteran Afghan movie mogul Salim Shaheen: actor, producer, director and creator of more than 100 features.

    Dec 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Salim Shaheen is known as 'the Ed Wood of Afghanistan', so this documentary is as eccentric as you might expect.

    Dec 13, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Anna Smith

    Time Out
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  • a peculiarly involuted dynamic - Kronlund filming Shaheen filming his own story - from which we get a picture of man & myth, two aspects of a filmmaker who has always built his fictions upon the foundations - & ruins - of his nation's realities.

    Nov 24, 2017 | Full Review…
  • [An] amusing, at times rousing, tribute to a man called the Ed Wood of Afghanistan, someone whose larger-than-life presence makes him more suited to being in front of the camera than behind it.

    Jul 7, 2017 | Full Review…

    Jay Weissberg

    Top Critic
  • Fascinating ...

    May 24, 2017 | Full Review…

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