At Five in the Afternoon (Panj E Asr)

At Five in the Afternoon
  • 2003
  • France / Iran
  • 1h 45min
  • U
  • Directed by: Samira Makhmalbaf
  • Cast: Agheleh Rezaie, Abolgani Yousefrazi, Razi Mohebi
  • Language: Dari Persian
  • UK release: 16 April 2004

Set in the post-Taliban ruins of Afghanistan, Noqreh, has a dream: to become president of Afghanistan. Living with her sister-in-law, Leylomah, and her conservative father, against her father’s wishes, she attends class in a secular school for girls where she is encouraged to become class president. In her refugee building she meets a poet who widens her horizons. We follow the dreams of an Afghani girl who tries to emulate former Pakistani Prime-minster Benazir Bhutto as she travels across a war-torn country.

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