Wolf and Sheep

Shahrbanoo Sadat, Denmark, 2017

86 min.DK/Feature

A fantasy-filled drama about a community in a little village in Afghanistan and its everyday life: what is allowed for the villagers to do and say and what is not. The film zooms in on the small details, traditions and values in the village, showing an Afghanistan never portrayed before.
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Original title Wolf and Sheep
Danish title Wolf and Sheep
Director Shahrbanoo Sadat
Screenplay Shahrbanoo Sadat
Producer Katja Adomeit
Director of Photography Virginie Surdej
Sound Thomas Jæger, Thomas Arent, Thomas Arent
Casting Shahrbanoo Sadat, Katja Adomeit
Production country Denmark, France, Sweden
Domestic distribution Øst for Paradis
International sales alpha violet
Technical info 1,85:1 - Widescreen, Dolby 5.1
Danish theatrical release 01.06.2017
Cinemas Grand Teateret, Kbh

Empire, København

Vester Vov Vov, København

Øst for Paradis, Aarhus

Cafe-biografen, Odense

Biffen, Aalborg

Nicolai Bio, Kolding

Valby Kino

Ishøj Bio

Korsør Kino
Comment Shahrbanoo Sadat's first feature, developed at the Cannes Cinéfondation Residency, won the top prize in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes 2016 and was selected for Karlovy Vary and Locarno. Sadat’s first short fiction Vice Versa One was selected for Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in 2011 and shown at MoMA.
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company
Executive Producer Adomeit Film ApS
Co-production Wolf Pictures, La Fabrica Nocturna, Film i Väst, Zentropa International Sweden
With support from New Danish Screen, Cinema du Monde, Zentropa, MEDIA (EU)
Domestic distribution Øst for Paradis


Direction Shahrbanoo Sadat
1st assistant director Samantha Mialet
2nd assistant director Anwar Hashimi
Casting Shahrbanoo Sadat
Casting Katja Adomeit


Screenplay Shahrbanoo Sadat
Script consultant Katja Adomeit


Producer Katja Adomeit
Co-producer Xavier Rocher
Co-producer Marina Perales Marhuenda
Co-producer Madeleine Ekman
Co-producer Shahrbanoo Sadat
Associate producer Annette Averhoff
Line producer Sune Lolk
Line producer Emilie Steen
Producer's assistant Maj Skifter
Producer's assistant Sofie Brandt
Producer's assistant Myléne Guichoux
Production manager Parviz Said
Production coordinator Nemat Begov
Production assistant Alisher Sobirov
Runner Firuz Giyoyov
Runner Nusrat Begov


Cinematographer Virginie Surdej
Camera assistant Agathe Corniquet
2nd assistant camera Urokov Abdukarim
DIT Dilovar Sultonov


Assistant editor Pauline Archange
Avid assistant Lárus Ren Gudbjörnsson
Avid assistant Anders Retsloff Pedersen
Avid assistant Oliver Lindboe
Trailer editor Dounia Sichov


Sound designer Thomas Jæger
Sound designer Thomas Arent
Sound engineer Thomas Arent
Foley artist Martin Langenbach
Foley mixer Laura Plock
Foley editor Tobias Lukasson

Visual effects

Grading Simon Lytting
Colourist Laurent Navarri
Graphic design Åsmund Sollihøgda

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
ART CINEMA AWARD of CICAE 2016 Cannes, Festival de 2016

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Malmö, BUFF 2017-03-20
Göteborg International Film Festival 2017-01-27
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2017-01-25
Dubai International Film Festival 2016-12-07
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2016-11-04
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2016-10-20
Chicago International Film Festival 2016-10-13
London Film Festival 2016-10-07
Busan International Film Festival 2016-10-06
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2016-08-20
Locarno, Festival internazionale del film 2016-08-03
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2016-07-07
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016-07-01
Cannes, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2016-05-11
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.
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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Wendt Jensen, Jacob 2017-06-15
Anmeldelse Information Nikolajsen, Lone 2017-06-02
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Sommer Boysen, Katrine 2017-06-01
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Vinterberg, Søren 2017-06-01
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Krogsgaard, Jeppe 2017-06-01
Varia Ekstra Bladet 2016-05-21