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EARTH AND ASHES

by Atiq Rahimi

synopsis

The story of an elderly man who must trek through war-torn Afghanistan to the coal mine where his son works in order to break the news of a horrific bomb explosion that has destroyed his family...

international title: Earth and Ashes
original title: Khakestar-o-khak
country: France, Afghanistan
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Atiq Rahimi
film run: 105'
release date: FR 05/01/2005
screenplay: Atiq Rahimi, Kanbozia Partovi, (based on the novel by Atiq Rahimi)
cast: Abdul Ghani, Jawan Mard Homayoun, Kader Arefi, Guilda Chahverdi, Walli Tallosh
cinematography by: Eric Guichard
art director: Jeqn-Luc Le Floc'h
costumes designer: Atiq Rahimi
producer: Dimitri de Clercq, Co-prod: Siddiq Barmak
production: Les Films du Lendemain, France 3 Cinéma
distributor: Arthaus, Coopérative Nouveau Cinéma - CNC, Bodega Films
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