Date & Time

Sat 25th March 2017
8:45 PM – 10:45 PM


The Film House




Loneliness and isolation create three intersecting stories focused on Janan, a woman who travels to the UK for IVF treatment in her longing for a child. She returns to Afghanistan pregnant, where she learns that William, the medical sciences student who performed her insemination switched the donor’s semen to his own.

Distraught Janan now faces an inevitable conflict as she learns of William’s family history and connection to the wars in her homeland.

 Mazar single doveJail exerciseNo way out

Following the death of his wife, Professor Rahul has taken to drinking and causing trouble, landing him a prison sentence. His concerned family buy him a taxi to bide his time, resulting in his encounter with pregnant Janan. Seeking help from him, Rahul finds purpose and solace.

William watches JananDrive a taxiDoctor IVF Single

Q&A with Director Hassan Nazer and Producer Chris Robb

 Cast: Martine Malalai Zikria, Andrew Shaver, Homayoun Ershadi, Hannah Spearritt (S Club 7), Arun Bali, Bhasker Patel and many more
Country: Afghanistan
Running time: 85 mins
Year: 2016
Language: Dari, Hindi and English
Subtitles: English

Director: Hassan Nazer

utopia dir

Hassan has been involved in most aspects of the performing arts since he was a
child. He has studied theatre and film and quickly found his talents lay in directing. He
obtained his degree in film at the Aberdeen University.
‘Utopia’ is Hassan’s third feature film. Hassan’s last feature ‘Inja Iran’ is currently
on the festival circuit and was nominated for Best Foreign Film on its first outing.

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