(Cert: tbc)

Fremont

Afghan immigrant Donya is a former translator for the US army, now living in Fremont California, where she works in a fortune cookie factory. Donya suffers from chronic insomnia, as she battles to overcome loneliness and rebuild her life. In an effort to reconnect with the world, she sends an unconventional message out in one of the fortune cookies …

Fresh from its recent Best Director win at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Fremont is a warm, poignant and deadpan tale of self-discovery. A cast that includes comedian Gregg Turkington and The Bear’s Jeremy Allen White bring life to unforgettable, unique characters, but it is Anaita Wali Zada’s shining turn as Donya that is a revelation.


Director: Babak Jalali

Cast: Anaita Wali Zada, Jeremy Allen White, Gregg Turkington

Festivals:

Sundance Film Festival 2023

SXSW Film Festival 2023

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2023

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2023

Awards:

Winner - Best Director Award, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2023

‘The fourth film from Iranian-born director Babak Jalali is a droll, low-key charmer … an invitation to fall head-over-heels in love.’

★★★★★ Lucy Fitzgerald, The Skinny UK
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