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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 Stars and Stripes Invasion Deauville launches its programme.
Locarno line-up announced Carlo Chatrian announces debut festival of 'contradictions'
Travolta Czechs it out Karlovy Vary in gear to go global.
Tropfest: New York Interviews and coverage from the short film festival.
Audrey's stroll on the dark side The star of Amélie on a new direction as Thérèse Desqueyroux
Bed and bawd Behind The Candelabra Matt Damon on getting into bed with Michael Douglas.
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