#Competition: Win tickets to IFI Docfest opening film Nothingwood
With thanks to the Irish Film InstituteThe Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. It provides audiences throughout Ireland with access to the finest independent, ... More we have a pair of tickets to give away to the opening night of IFI Doc Fest on Wednesday, September 27th. The evening features a a screening of Sonia Kronlund’s Nothingwood, followed by a wine reception in the IFI foyer.
A rousing tribute to the Ed Wood of Afghan filmmaking, Kronlund’s delightful Nothingwood(the title being a wry spin on a more resourced filmmaking community) follows the gonzo efforts of Afghan actor/producer/director Salim Shaheen and his ramshackle repertory group as they embark on the auter’s 110th no-budget action feature, leading the increasingly anxious Kronlund deep into Taliban-controlled territory.
Though undeniably schlocky, Shaheen’s movies provide some measure of levity to a nation that has been mired in one conflict or another for decades.