Archive of films At Five in the Afternoon / Panj é Asr
2003, 105 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
The story of an Afghan girl who, after the fall of the Taliban, decides to become the president of her country.
After the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan, girls are once again allowed to go to school. But Noqreh’s conservative father maintains his belief that girls should not be educated, although he concedes enough to allow her to attend Koran school. Each morning she pretends to honour his wishes, but after he drops her off she changes her slippers for high-heeled shoes and heads for the newly-opened secular school. There, girls learn self-respect along with everything else. In a class on politics, Noqreh begins to voice her dream of becoming president of her country, taking former Pakistani president Benazir Bhutto as her inspiration...The title of the film was inspired by a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca.
About the director
Samira Makhmalbaf (b. 1980, Tehran) became involved in cinema at the age of seven when she appeared in The Cyclist (1988), directed by her father, Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Ten years later she worked as an assistant director on his film Silence (1998). She made two videos before directing her first feature, The Apple, in 1997. Her subsequent features, Blackboards (2000) and At Five in the Afternoon (2003) received Jury Prizes at Cannes. She also contributed to the omnibus work 11’09’01 (2002).
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Screenplay:||Samira Makhmalbaf, Mohsen Makhmalbaf|
|Dir. of Photography:||Ebrahim Ghafori|
|Music:||Mohammad Reza Darvishi|
|Production:||Makhmalbaf Film House, koprodukce / co-production: Wild Bunch|
|Cast:||Agheleh Rezaïe, Abdolgani Yousefrazi, Razi Mohebi|
|Contact:||Makhmalbaf Film House, Wild Bunch, Hollywood Classic Entertainment|