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PREVIEW Fremont + Q&A
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A black and white woman of a young Afghan woman with a strong face looking out to the distance, wind blowing her hair
Fremont, dir. Babak Jalali, USA 2023, 88 min.,English, Dari & Cantonese with English subtitles,12A

Donya, a young Afghan who moved to Fremont, California after serving as a translator for the American army, spends her days working at a fortune cookie factory and her nights wide awake battling between her desire to rebuild her life and the overbearing guilt she carries within. In a bid to connect with the world, she sends an unconventional message through a fortune cookie. 

Tinged with Jarmuschian deadpan humour, this sensitive immigrant tale packs a breakout performance by Anaita Wali Zada, who is a refugee as well as an actor, and joined by a perpetually off-kilter Gregg Turkington and Jeremy Allen White from The Bear as a heartthrob mechanic.

This special preview screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Babak Jalali, hosted by Rui Jin
06:15 pm
Thu, 14 Sep 2023
Cinema 1

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