Earth and Ashes

Earth and Ashes
  • 2004
  • Afghanistan / France
  • 1h 45min
  • E
  • Directed by: Atiq Rahimi
  • Written by: Kambuzia Partovi, Atiq Rahimi
  • Cast: Abdul Ghani
  • Language: Dari

This film chronicles the journey of elderly Dastaguir (Gwani) and his young grandson (Homayoun) as they walk and hitchhike to see the former's son (Arefi), the child's father, who works in a mine. The pair carry with them the painful news of a family murdered by a nameless war, other victims of which they mysteriously and endlessly encounter along the way.

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