When Pomegranates Howl

Granaz Moussa / Afghanistan,Australia


Cinemes Girona

28-10-2022, 20:00 h.

Film Information

Year: 2020

Duration: 83'

Language: VOSE

Genre: Drama, War


Shot on the streets of Kabul, this is an extraordinary feature film inspired by the tradition of great child-centered works of the 1980s. At this time, filmmakers such as Kiarostami, Panahi and Amir Naderi put Iranian cinema at the forefront of world cinema. Hewad is an indomitable and cunning 9-year-old boy who works in a variety of jobs, from selling pomegranate juices to evil eye charms. His real ambition is to become a movie star, which becomes a step closer when he meets an Australian photographer. However, in a city where every family has a member who has been turned into a “martyr,” the streets are as dangerous as they are vivid.


Granaz Moussavi (Tehran, 1976) is a poet, screenwriter and filmmaker. She was educated in drama, cinematography and film editing in Iran and Australia. She is also the author of several poetry collections and has directed a few short films and documentaries, though she is mostly known for her avant-garde poetry of the 1990s. Her debut feature film, My Tehran for Sale, is an internationally acclaimed Australian-Iranian co-production that has won numerous awards.