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When Pomegranates Howl | TFF

When Pomegranates Howl | TFF

On October 10, 2021

At 177 Bourbong St, Bundaberg Central QLD 4670, Australia177 Bourbong St, Bundaberg Central QLD 4670, Australia


(07) 4130 4100

Categories: Performing Arts


Iranian-Australian filmmaker Granaz Moussavi (My Tehran for Sale) returns with the tale of a street-smart boy working to support his family in Kabul.

This second feature by acclaimed female poet-writer-director Moussavi presents a picture of Kabul we rarely see. Conflict and suffering are not the story’s main focus. In the spotlight is the beaming, hopeful and determined face of Hewad, a nine-year-old kid who pushes a rickety cart of goods all over town to raise money. Having lost both his father and brother, this lively lad with a smart business brain has assumed the role of family breadwinner. Hewad’s days on the street hustling for a better life include community gatherings and markets, to the creation of pomegranate-filled amulets, a type of jewellery thought to give protection against evil spirits. 

After meeting an unnamed Australian photographer, Hewad’s dream of becoming a movie star may not seem so unlikely after all.

‘Afghanistan is painted in a light not generally seen by western audiences, and it’s a welcome change. Seeing these people being happy in their culture, despite what is going on in society around them, is beautiful.’ SCREENHUB

Language: In Farsi and Pashto with English subtitles

Runtime: 83 mins

Classification: 15+

Country: Australia, Afghanistan

Selected: Sydney Film Festival 2021

Presented by Travelling Film Festival

**Tickets go on sale Wednesday, 8 September @ 3pm

Contact name: Moncrieff Box Office

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