Hava, Maryam, Ayesha 2019 Ages 15+

3.40PM Sat 18 Dec 2021 (1hr 23mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

A well-crafted tale of three Afghan women from different walks of life – Hava, Maryam and Ayesha – who must find the resilience to master their fate.  Hava is little more than a servant to her husband and in-laws. Her joy comes from talking to the baby growing in her belly. Maryam, a well-known and educated TV presenter, comes up against the limits of her power in the face of a conservative society. Teenage and unwed Ayesha must grapple with the news that she is pregnant. The film presents a rare and immediate insider’s view into the lives of Afghani women by writer-director Sahraa Karimi and is the first independent film shot in Kabul with the director and actors living in Afghanistan. RH

Ages 15+ | Moderate impact adult themes

CREDITS

DIGITAL, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 83 MINUTES, AFGHANISTAN, IRAN, FRANCE, PERSIAN, DARI (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: SAHRAA KARIMI / PRODUCERS: KATAYOON SHAHABI, SAHRAA KARIMI / SCRIPT: SAMI HASIB NABIZADA, SAHRAA KARIMI / CINEMATOGRAPHER: BEHROUZ BADROUJ / EDITOR: MASTANEH MOHAJER / CAST: AREZO ARIAPOOR, FERESHTA AFSHAR, HASIBA EBRAHIMI / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NOORI PICTURES