Afghanistan | 2017 | Color | Drama | 83 min 

نامه ی به رییس جمهور / Namai Ba Rahis Gomhor
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 SYNOPSIS 

Soraya is a public official struggling to enforce the law in Afghanistan today. When she decides to save a young woman accused of adultery from the justice of a clan, things spiral for the worse to the point that she's arrested and put on death row. Asking for justice, she writes to the president, the last person who can save her. But will he listen to her plea?

 FESTIVALS, selective list 

- Locarno IFF 2017, Open Doors

- Busan IFF 2017, A Window on Asian Cinema

- Kolkata International Film Festival 2017, India

- ZINEBI First Film (ZINBI) 2017, Spain

- Jogjakarta FF 2017, Indonesia

 CAST & CREDITS 

 AWARDS 

- VIFFAC Awards

       SPECIAL MENTION INTERNATIONAL JURY

       SPECIAL MENTION NETPAC JURY

       AUDIENCE AWARD FOR A FICTION FEATURE

       STUDENTS' AWARD

- FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2018

       ONE-FUTURE-PRIZE

- CASA ASIA 2019

        SPECIAL MENTION DISCOVERIES SECTION JURY 

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Cast

 

 

 

 

Director  

Screenwriter           
DoP  

Editing  


Sound          
Music     

Producer 

Co-Producer 

Line Producers

Production

Film Partner

International Sales

Leena ALAM

Asad-Ullah TAJZAI

Aziz DILDAR

Mamnoon MAQSOUDY

Farzana NAWABY

Mahmood RUB

Qader ARYAEI

Roya SADAT
Aziz DILDAR

Berouz BADROUJ

Razi KASHI

Ahmad Faried FARAHMAND

Khalid DRUDGAR

Zabih MAHDI

Roya SADAT

Aziz DILDAR

Baktash PARWANI

Shakib MOSAVI

Roya Film House

Kaboora Production

Moby Group

Asian Shadows

 PRESS REVIEWS 

"In Her Film About Afghan Life, the Woman Slaps Back"

-- Mujib MASHAL, The New York Times


"Simply yet brilliantly shot, and showcasing some wonderful acting, particularly with her protagonist played by Leena Alam, ‘A Letter to the President’ refreshingly showcases the lives and troubles of an Afghani upper middle class that is usually absent in the movies."

--E. Nina ROTHE, HuffPost


"Rough-edged as cinema, but pointed and persuasive as social polemic, this year’s Afghan foreign-language Oscar submission — from the country’s first female director to emerge in the post-Taliban era — is characterized by the unmistakable urgency of having been made under specifically challenging political conditions. Its furious rallying cry against a corrupt patriarchy will, however, resonate with audiences across the globe."

-- Guy LODGE, Variety


'If Roya Sadat wanted to make a film that will make its audience feel the injustice of being a woman in the country, then she has succeeded to the fullest, in a movie that highlights the truth of Afghanistan in a very accusing, but highly realistic way.'

-- Panos KOTZATHANASIS, Asian Movie Pulse