Shahrbanoo Sadat was born in 1991, an Afghan scriptwriter and director, based in Kabul. She studied documentary filmmaking at the French workshop Atelier Varan Kabul. Her first short fiction Vice Versa One was selected for Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight in 2011. She is working on a series of five feature films inspired by the unpublished autobiographical piece of close friend Anwar Hashimi. Wolf and Sheep was developed with the Cannes Cinéfondation Residency in 2010 when Sadat was 19 years old – the youngest ever selected. The film won the top award at Directors’ Fortnight and was nominated for Best Youth Feature Film at the 2016 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. It’s sequel, The Orphanage once again premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and earned Sadat her second APSA nomination.

Accolades

Shahrbanoo Sadat and Katja Adomeit
Best Youth Feature Film, 2019

The Orphanage (Parwareshgah)

Best Youth Feature Film, 2019

The Orphanage (Parwareshgah)

In the late 1980s, 15-year-old Qodrat lives in the streets of Kabul and sells cinema tickets on the black market. He is a big fan…

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Xavier Rocher and Marina Perales Marhuenda and Simon Perry and Madeleine Ekman and Shahrbanoo Sadat
Best Youth Feature Film, 2016

Wolf and Sheep

Best Youth Feature Film, 2016

Wolf and Sheep

Wolf and Sheep is the debut feature film of young Afghan filmmaker Shahrbanoo Sadat. Through the lives of shepherd children, the film portrays the society…

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Films

The Orphanage
2019

The Orphanage (Parwareshgah)

Afghanistan, Denmark, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Qatar
2019

The Orphanage (Parwareshgah)

In the late 1980s, 15-year-old Qodrat lives in the streets of Kabul and sells cinema tickets on the black market. He is a big fan…

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Wolf and Sheep
2016

Wolf and Sheep

Afghanistan, France, Sweden, Denmark
2016

Wolf and Sheep

Wolf and Sheep is the debut feature film of young Afghan filmmaker Shahrbanoo Sadat. Through the lives of shepherd children, the film portrays the society…

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