AT FIVE IN THE AFTERNOON (2003)

  • dir. Samira Makhmalbaf
  • year. 2003
  • country. Iran/France
  • run time. 106 mins
  • rating. U

£5 (£3.50 concessions)

Doors: 19:30 - Film: 20:00


The Afghanistan & Central Asian Association in partnership with Deptford Cinema present:

AT FIVE IN THE AFTERNOON a film by Samira Makhmalbaf.

With the Taliban ousted from the country, Nogreh (Agheleh Rezaie), a young woman living in Kabul, Afghanistan, sees a chance to pursue a more open-minded education. Though Nogreh's father (Abdolgani Yousefrazi) wants her to stick to tradition, the assertive scholar opts to attend a non-religious school instead. In her secular classroom, she finds encouragement from instructors and discovers a mentor in the form of a well-read poet (Razi Mohebi), who introduces her to Western literature.


A feature that sifts through the rubble of global politics and finds this: a teaspoon of hope mixed with buckets of despair
— Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
This lushly photographed movie stands as a testament to dreams and determination on both sides of the camera and everywhere in the world
— Peter Howell - Toronto Star