The Celluloid Liberation Front, writing in the Brooklyn Rail, July 26th: Of a completely different order, both political and aesthetic, were the films produced in the Soviet-occupied Afghanistan of the 1980s. What We Left Unfinished (2019) by Mariam Ghani tells their pretty incredible story, which starts, present day, at Afghan Films (the national film institute … Continue reading Il Cinema Ritrovato: Forward into the Past
Profile of director Mariam Ghani by Amy Fleming, The Guardian, June 2019 – published in conjunction with our UK premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest Continue reading Guardian profile
Interviews: With Sonia Zekri in the Suddeutsche Zeitung:“In the films that Ghani rescued and restored from the Kabul archive for ‘What We Left Unfinished,’ the promises [of Communism] glow in psychedelic colors. There are scenes of parties, whiskey and swimming pools, men with mustaches dancing with women in technicolor make-up, and all have incredible hairstyles. … Continue reading SFFILM press roundup
We had a great premiere at #Berlinale2019 – here is a preliminary roundup of some of the press coverage, plus some of our favorite quotes translated into English. PREVIEWS + REVIEWS: Der Spiegel The 5×3 of Berlinale 2019 Ecran Noir “It encourages us to think of cinema as the art of preserving the past and … Continue reading Berlinale press roundup
The artist behind the poster, Moshtari Hilal, will also be curating the film’s Instagram through the end of #Berlinale2019. Continue reading First poster released
We’re thrilled to announce that WHAT WE LEFT UNFINISHED will premiere at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival in the Berlinale Forum, Archival Constellations section. February 9th, 2 pm, Werkstattkino@silent green (encore at Arsenal 1 on the 11th at 12:30 pm). See you there! Continue reading World premiere!