Screening to rave reviews during Director’s Fortnight at Cannes, Sonia Kronlund’s documentary takes as its subject an utterly unique character: Salim Saheen, known as the Ed Wood of Afghanistan.
Saheen has financed, filmed and self-distributed over a hundred features becoming a celebrity and hero in his war-torn homeland.
A testament to both the love of cinema and the DIY spirit, The Prince of Nothingwood is a fascinating slice of little-seen life.
Dir: Sonia Kronlund
Cast: Qurban Ali, Sonia Kronlund
France/ Germany 2017, 86mins