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by Mohsen Makhmalbaf


Nafas is a young Afghan journalist who has taken refuge in Canada. She receives a desperate letter from her little sister, who has stayed behind in Afghanistan and has decided to end her life before the imminently approaching eclipse of the sun. Nafas fled her country during the Taliban civil war. She decides to go and help her sister in Kandahar and attempts to cross the Iran-Afghanistan border...

international title: KANDAHAR
original title: SAFAR E GHANDEHAR
country: France, Iran
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
film run: 85'
release date: IT 12/10/01, FR 24/10/01, CH 05/11/01, BE 07/11/01, UK 16/11/01, GR 23/11/01, ES 23/11/01, CZ 13/12/01, NL 20/12/01, DE 03/01/02, PL 25/01/02, SE 01/02/02, DK 18/01/02
screenplay: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
cast: Niloufar Pazira, Hassan Tantaï, Sadou Teymouri, Hayatalah Hakimi
cinematography by: Ebrahim Ghafouri
art director: Akbar Meshkini
music: Mohamad Reza Darvishi
producer: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
production: Bac Films, Makhmalbaf Film House (IR)
distributor: Mars Films Distribution, Bim Distribuzione (IT), Frenetic Films (CH), ICA Projects (UK), Golem Distribucion (ES), Artcam (CZ), A-Film Distribution (NL), Movienet (DE), SF Video (SE), Gloria (DK), Arthaus (NO)
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