In the middle of the night, a mobile phone rings. It’s the sign: Ismail awaits until the third ring, then he goes to a call centre to call back. Far, from Afghanistan, a man answers: he claims to be an uncle and hands the phone to a woman. She is Ismail’s mother, who denies to know him. She doesn’t have any news from her son since he was a little boy run away with his older brother from civil wars and Talibans. The woman made her children leave the country on their own, afraid they could get killed. Further the recognition that happens after many secret phone calls, Ismail’s mother disappears.
Italy, Croatia, Belgium
Hazarighi, Pasthu, Italian, Croato
Available in HD
Costanza Quatriglio e Doriana Leondeff in collaboration with Mohammad Jan Azad
An Ascent Film with Rai Cinema Production, in Coproduction with Caviar and Antitalent
Andrea Paris and Matteo Rovere forAscent Film, Danijel Pek for Antitalent, Ivy Vanhaecke fo Caviar Film and Rai Cinema in collaboration with Film in Iran