Word on the socials is that Roya Sadat kickstarted her next project with Greece aiding Afghanistan to double down efforts to recreate a Kabul backdrop. A Spain-Netherlands-France co-production, formerly known as “The Forgotten History,” Sima’s Song sees the friendship of two girls disrupted by their opposing ideals. Supported by Eurimages in early ’22, the sophomore film follows the Locarno preemed A Letter To The President (2018). Alba Sotorra, Frank Hoeve and Maeva Savinien produced the project. We’re thinking Venice for this one.
Gist: In the pre-civil war context in Afghanistan, the childhood friendship of Suraya (21, communist, wealthy) and Sima (20, conservative, humble Muslim) is broken when Sima’s brother is arrested and killed by the communist party in which Suraya participates.
Release Date/Prediction: We believe this is either a competition or Orizzonti entry at the Venice Film Festival.