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Nothingwood

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Documentary

Sessions

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 | 18:30 La Maison du Cinéma

                                    Poster of Nothingwood

Quinzaine des réalisateurs – Festival de Cannes 2017

About a hundred kilometers away from Kabul, Salim Shaheen, the most popular and prolific actor-director-producer in Afghanistan, comes to show some of his 110 films and to shoot the 111th in the process. He has brought with him his regular troupe of actors, each more eccentric and out of control than the next. That trip is an opportunity for us to get to know Shaheen, a real movie buff who has been making Z movies tirelessly for more than thirty years in a country at war. Nothingwood is the story of a man who spends his life making his childhood dreams come true.

Director

Sonia Kronlund

Country

Afghanistan, France and Germany

Year

2016

Duration

1h25

Category

Documentary

Language

English, French, Pashtun and Dari, subtitled in French

Distribution

Funfilm
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About

Sonia Kronlund

The daughter of a French mother and a Swedish father, a former student of the prestigious Ecole Normale Supérieure and a literature graduate, Sonia Kronlund has taken part in the writing of many scripts, has directed documentaries and run several collections for television. After writing in Les
Cahiers du Cinéma for a short time, she started working on French public radio station France Inter in 1995. Since 2002, she has been producing the
daily documentary program Les Pieds sur Terre on France Culture radio station.
For some reason, she has taken an immoderate interest in Iran and Afghanistan, two countries which she has visited on a regular basis for the past fifteen years. She has made several television and radio documentaries there, for Arte television network and France Culture. In 2012, her collection of stories, Nouvelles du réel, was published by Actes Sud. Nothingwood is her
first feature film.

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