Osama is the first Afghani film to be made in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. It focuses, as so many stories from that country do, on the plight of women. The film opens during the time of the Taliban with blue burkah-clad women...
Strange, ambient war film obscures intentions.
PERSIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Late in this very strange, disquieting picture made in Afghanistan by director Seddiq Barmak (Osama), there’s a scene where a gaggle of kids lead two dazed downed US helicopter pilots through a make-shift grave site. The...