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The Black Tulip

I am sure you haven’t seen a lot of films from Afghanistan. It is not exactly the Hollywood of central Asia. But I was intrigued when I heard about The Black Tulip. It is directed and co-written by an Afghan expatriate, Sonia Nassery Cole who bravely shot it in Kabul and also stars as the main character Farishta. The matriarch of the Mansouri family — wife, sister, daughter, mother — Farishta tries her best to lead a normal life after her family returns to Kabul just after the Taliban’s reported demise. She and her husband open a restaurant, an open-mic poetry salon, but it seems the Taliban is not far enough away to let them live in peace.