The Prince of Nothingwood Dir: Sonia Kronlund | France/Afghanistan | 2017 | 85 mins Released 15 December "A crowd-pleasing winner... touching and hilarious ★★★★" - Screen Daily "A testament to the power of films ★★★★" - The Hollywood news
Having made a record 110 films over 30 years, despite no budget and the country’s ongoing war, Salim Shaheen is ‘The Prince Of Nothingwood’, the man behind the movie industry in Afghanistan.
A larger-than-life character, bred on Indian cinema and greeted by adoring fans wherever he goes, Shaheen smuggles his B-movies into town halls to the delight of transfixed audiences. About to embark on his 111th no-budget feature, director Sonia Kronlund joins him and his regular troupe of actors on a filmmaking adventure to the traditional heartland of Afghanistan.
The result is a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of Shaheen’s life and work, the art of filmmaking in a war zone and an entertaining portrait of this larger-than-life, ebullient character who spends his life making his childhood dreams come true. Available to book theatrically from 15 December (Blu-Ray/one-offs from 22 December). To book contact Michael Wailes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distributor: Vertigo Releasing Available: 15 December (theatrical); 22 December (non-theatrical, one-offs etc)