Afghan director Shahrbanoo Sadat has won the Directors Fortnight Art Cinema Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her debut feature Wolf and Sheep.
The film is produced in Denmark and inspired by the directors upbringing in Central Afghanistan. It portrays the life of a group of Afghan shepherd children in the mountains. Her goal was to depict everyday life in Afghanistan as she knows it.
Her first short film, Vice Versa One, was selected for Directors Fornight in 2011.
Wolf and Sheep is produced by Adomeit Film and is backed by the New Danish Screen, the talent scheme from the Danish Film Institute.
The Directors’ Fortnight section is essentially non-competitive, but a number of its commercial and cinema industry sponsors arrange prizes.