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The Prince of Nothingwood

Sonia Kronlund
Screening time  
26.02. / Monday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 1  
Meet Shaheen, a real movie buff who has been making Z movies tirelessly for more than thirty years in a country at war.

About a hundred kilometres from Kabul, Salim Shaheen, the most popular and prolific actor-director-producer in Afghanistan, comes to show some of his 110 films and to shoot the 111th in the process. He has brought with him his regular troupe of actors, each more eccentric and out of control than the next. That trip is an opportunity for us to get to know Shaheen, a real movie buff who has been making Z movies tirelessly for more than thirty years in a country at war. The Prince of Nothingwood is the story of a man who spends his life making his childhood dreams come true.

Sonia Kronlund

Sonia Kronlund is a French documentary filmmaker. Since 2002, she has been a host and producer of Les Pieds sur terre podcast on the public radio channel France Culture. Thomas Gilou’s film Rai, which she co-wrote, won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival in 1995. Her latest film The Prince of Nothingwood (2016) premiered at Cannes Film Festival.

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France, Germany
2017, 85'

Directed by:
Sonia Kronlund

Screenplay by:
Sonia Kronlund

Alexander Nanau, Eric Guichard

Edited by:
Sophie Brunet

Martin Caraux, Matthieu Gonet, Guilda Chahverdi, Omid Rawendah

Laurent Lavole, Mélanie Andernach

Produced by:
Gloria Films Production

Festivals & Awards:

Biografilm Festival 2017 – Special Mention First Feature Jury, Life Tales Award; Fiumicino Film Festival 2017 – Best Documentary; Cannes Film Festival 2017; Locarno International Film Festival 2017; DOK.fest Munich 2017; BFI London Film Festival 2017; T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival 2017; Jerusalem Film Festival 2017; Odesa International Film Festival 2017; Melbourne International Film Festival 2017; Helsinki International Film Festival 2017; Vienna International Film Festival 2017; Reykjavík International Film Festival 2017; Bergen International Film Festival 2017; Mumbai Film Festival 2017; Doclisboa 2017; Tokyo International Film Festival 2017; Minsk International Film Festival Listapad 2017, RIDM 2017 International Documentary Festival 2017; Tallin Black Nights Film Festival 2017