Wolf and Sheep



Nestled between the mountains in isolation, shepherd children tell stories to pass the time. The girls envision wedding scenes while the boys play with their slings, and the two sexes never mix. The story of the Kashmiri Wolf, a green fairy who attacks the cruel and the rich under her wolf skin, is recounted repeatedly. A friendship forms between Sediqa, the outcast amongst the girls, and Qodrat, a boy who recently lost his stepfather, whilst the Kashmiri Wolf silently prowls the night.

The muted colours of village life collide with stark reality in this loose coming-of-age narrative. An enchanting realist tale where the mundane takes on a life of its own, intertwined with dreamy mysticism, director Shahrbanoo Sadat’s promising debut earned her the Art Cinema Award at the Director’s Fortnight section at the Cannes Film Festival 2016.


  • web-526-wolfandsheep-director Shahrbanoo Sadat is Afghanistan’s first female feature director. Trained in documentary filmmaking, she founded Wolf Pictures in 2013. Her short film Vice Versa One (2011) was selected for the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival in 2011. Wolf and Sheep (2016) was developed during her Cannes Cinefondation Residency; she was the youngest ever selected for program.
  • Katja Adomeit
  • Shahrbanoo Sadat
  • Sediqa Rasuli, Qodratollah Qadiri, Amina Musavi, Masuma Hussaini, Sahar Karimi
  • Alpha Violet (Keiko Funato) - keiko@alphaviolet.com

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