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A Letter to the President (N/C 15+)

25 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue CCA Cinema
Location of CCA Cinema


Afghanistan’s official entry to the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, Roya Sadat’s scathing and urgent film is a dissection of her country’s challenging political climate. Soraya (Leena Alam) is a strong-willed and passionate head of the Kabul Crime Division but her passion and strength places her at odds with her conservative husband and gangster father-in-law. Her involvement in a local dispute involving a young bride pivots her directly into the crossfire of the village male elders, sparking the embers that lead to her shocking downfall. A feminist elegy of a country at odds with itself, this is powerful cinema at its most potent. 

  • Director Roya Sadat
  • Cast Aziz Deldar, Leena Alam, Mamnoun Maqsoudi
  • Certification N/C 15+
  • Running time 1h23m
  • Country Afghanistan
  • Year 2017
  • Language Pashtu and Dari with English subtitles
  • Original Language Title Namai ba rahis gomhor
  • Thanks to Asian Shadows
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