Wajma, An Afghan Love Story


Barmak Akram

With: Wajma Bahar, Hadji Gul, Mustafa Habibi

It’s snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a pretty student named Wajma. The pair begin a clandestine relationship—they’re playful and passionate but ever mindful of the societal rules they are breaking. After Wajma discovers she is pregnant, her certainty that Mustafa will marry her falters, and word of their dalliance gets out. Her father must decide between his culturally held right to uphold family honor and his devotion to his daughter.

Festivals & Awards

Cannes Film Festival 2013 – Acid

Sundance Festival 2013 – Best Screenplay Award

Production: Ariroad

Nationality: France - Afghanistan

Year of production: 2013

Running time: 85'


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