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JOY OF MADNESS

Director : HANA MAKHMALBAF

Status: Completed

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Synopsis
Short synopsis

The first feature-length film from 14-year-old Hana Makhmalbaf, shot in war-scarred Kabul, Joy Of Madness began life as a behind-the-scenes feature on the making of her sister Samira’sAt Five in the Afternoon. An intimate portrait of a remarkable film maker at work and an uncompromising exploration of the fears, hopes and courage of the women of Afghanistan.

Long synopsis

The first feature-length film from 14-year-old Hana Makhmalbaf, shot in war-scarred Kabul, Joy Of Madness began life as a behind-the-scenes feature on the making of her sister Samira’sAt Five in the Afternoon (Cannes 2003). Shot on digital video and transferred to 35mm film, Joy Of Madness explores the fears of a society oppressed from within and without, and the struggles of individuals within that embattled society. Hana Makhmalbaf’sfilm provides an intimate portrait of a remarkable film maker triumphing over great adversity, as well as an uncompromising, provocative and sometimes blackly funny insight into the fears, hopes and courage of the women of Afghanistan.