Eye For Film >> Festivals >> A-Z >> Afghan Film Festival >> 2009
Subtitled 'The Great Game', a name applied by Rudyard Kipling to the military conflicts which took place over strategically important Afghanistan, this festival looks at how centuries of war have affected the country's people and their culture, but it also celebrates the energy and diversity of Afghan life. It includes nine film premieres, plus several visits by leading Afghan directors keen to talk to audiences about their work.
Afghan Latest Reviews
An optimistic documentary following a refugee family who live in a cave besides the ruins of the giant Buddha statues blown up by the Taliban.
A documentary about life in Afghanistan.
A Kabul taxi driver finds himself looking after an abandoned baby.
Four hopefuls compete to become pop idols in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
A little girl's attempt to go to school reveals the plight of many in modern Afghanistan.
Fourteen-year-old Iranian girl shoots a documentary about the making of a film in Afghanistan.
Docudramatic journey of two Afghan refugees from the Pakistan border to London.
A woman returns to Afghanistan to save her suicidal sister.
The first resistance Oliver Hirschbiegel on 13 Minutes, Nazis and Georg Elser's assassination attempt on Hitler.
Keitel - a man for all seasons Youth star Harvey on Sorrentino, Campion and Scorsese.
Subverting old tales from the future, part 2 Crumbs director Miguel Llansó on the "other Spanish cinema" and what's next for him.
Udo Kier's life on the dark side Cult star on playing evil, Fassbinder, Von Trier and Van Sant.
Subverting old tales from the future, part 1 Crumbs director Miguel Llansó on making an anti-Cinderella.
Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:
Edinburgh International Film Festival
The world's longest continually running film festival.
The UK's premier documentary film festival
Cannes Film Festival
The 68th edition of the world's most celebrated festival.