Project Description

TRAILER

Love Marriage in Kabul

Directed by Amin Palangi
Afghanistan, Australia | 2014 | 85 min | Unclassified 15+
Language: Persian & English (English Subtitles)
SYNOPSIS

Mahboba Rawi has dedicated herself to orphans of Afghanistan. She is the mother figure for many. Abdul, one of the orphans, is in love with Fatemeh, the girl next door. They hope to marry. But her father has other plans. He wants her to marry anyone offering a large dowry. Devastated, Abdul hopes Mahboba will help him again. But, Fatemeh’s father demands beyond anyone’s expectation. He wants them to pay $10,000 or find a wife for his son instead. The couple’s fate depends on Mahboba to meet or negotiate his terms.

FESTIVALS

Winner – Sydney Film Festival – Audience Award 2014
Winner – Canberra International Film Festival 2014
Finalist – Walkley Awards 2014
Finalist – Australian Film Critics Award 2015
Finalist – Australian Editors Guild 2015
Winner – Australian Director’s Guild 2015
Winner – Fajr International Film Festival 2016
AFI DOCS 2015
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2015
Silk Road Film Festival 2015
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival 2015
Margaret Mead Film Festival 2015

Love Marriage in Kabul

Directed by Amin Palangi
Afghanistan, Australia | 2014 | 85 min | Unclassified 15+
Language: Persian & English (English Subtitles)
TRAILER
SYNOPSIS

Mahboba Rawi has dedicated herself to orphans of Afghanistan. She is the mother figure for many. Abdul, one of the orphans, is in love with Fatemeh, the girl next door. They hope to marry. But her father has other plans. He wants her to marry anyone offering a large dowry. Devastated, Abdul hopes Mahboba will help him again. But, Fatemeh’s father demands beyond anyone’s expectation. He wants them to pay $10,000 or find a wife for his son instead. The couple’s fate depends on Mahboba to meet or negotiate his terms..

FESTIVALS

AFI DOCS 2015
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2015
Silk Road Film Festival 2015
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival 2015
Margaret Mead Film Festival 2015
Winner – Sydney Film Festival – Audience Award 2014
Winner – Canberra International Film Festival 2014
Finalist – Walkley Awards 2014
Finalist – Australian Film Critics Award 2015
Finalist – Australian Editors Guild 2015
Winner – Australian Director’s Guild 2015
Winner – Fajr International Film Festival 2016

CREDITS

Director & Writer: Amin Palangi
Producer: Pat Fiske
Co-producers: Amin Palangi, Sanaz Fotouhi
Sound Recordist: Sanaz Fotouhi
Editor:
Bill Russo
Composer: John Gray
Sound Design & Colour: Michael Gissing

CAST

Mahboba Rawi
Abdul Fattah Akbari
Virginia Haussegger

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