Archive of films Joy of Madness / Lezate Divanegi
2003, 70 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Autumn 2002, Kabul, Afghanistan. This documentary on the making of Samira Makhmalbaf’s At Five in the Afternoon was shot by her younger sister, 14-year-old Hana Makhmalbaf.
Autumn 2002, Kabul, Afghanistan. Just after the fall of the Taliban, Samira Makhmalbaf, daughter of well-known Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, began looking for actors and actresses. She sought to cast locals in At Five in the Afternoon (Panj é asr), a film about an Afghan girl who dreams of becoming president of Afghanistan. The casting call and location become, through the lens of her 14-year-old sister’s digital camera, an opportunity to investigate Afghan society and, in particular, the aspirations of women, their insecurities and their mistrust of the freedoms they have just re-obtained.
About the director
Hana Makhmalbaf (b. 1988, Tehran) is younger sister of Samira Makhmalbaf and renowned Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s youngest daughter. In 1997 she directed the short documentary The Day My Aunt Was Ill. She is also author of the poetry collection Visa for One Moment.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Music:||Mohammed Reza Safiri|
|Production:||Makhmalbaf Film House|
|Contact:||Makhmalbaf Film House, Wild Bunch|