Il Cinema Ritrovato: Forward into the Past

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

SFFILM press roundup

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