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Glasgow Film Festival
A Letter to the President (Namai ba rahis gomhor)

Fri 23 February 2018

Afghanistan’s official entry to the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, Roya Sadat’s scathing and urgent film is a dissection of her country’s challenging political climate. Soraya (Leena Alam) is a strong-willed and passionate head of the Kabul Crime Division but her passion and strength places her at odds with her conservative husband and gangster father-in-law. Her involvement in a local dispute involving a young bride pivots her directly into the crossfire of the village male elders, sparking the embers that lead to her shocking downfall. A feminist elegy of a country at odds with itself, this is powerful cinema at its most potent.

Also screening Sun 25 Feb, 3.45pm