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HAVA, MARYAM, AYESHA

by Sahraa Karimi

synopsis

Three Afghan women from different social background, living in Kabul, are facing a big challenge in their lives. Hava, a traditional pregnant woman whom no one cares about, is living with her father- and mother-in-law. Her only joy is talking to the baby in her belly. Maryam, an educated TV news reporter, is about to get a divorce from her unfaithful husband that finds out she is pregnant. Ayesha, an 18-year-old girl, accepts to marry her cousin because she is pregnant from her boyfriend who disappears after hearing her pregnancy news. Therefore, she needs to find a doctor to get an abortion and regain her virginity. Each of them has to solve her problem by herself for the first time.

international title: Hava, Maryam, Ayesha
original title: Hava, Maryam, Ayesha
country: Afghanistan, France
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Sahraa Karimi
film run: 86'
screenplay: Sahraa Karimi, Sami Hasib Nabizada
cast: Arezoo Ariapoor, Fereshta Afshar, Hasiba Ebrahimi
cinematography by: Behrouz Badrouj
film editing: Mastaneh Mohajer
art director: Sakineh Gholamali
costumes designer: Sakineh Gholamali
music: Saba Nedaei, Ali Tavakoli
producer: Sahraa Karimi, Katayoon Shahabi
production: Noori Pictures, Sahraa Karimi (AF)
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