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Lezate Divanegi


Fourteen-year-old Iranian filmmaker Hana Makhmalbaf directs the digital video documentary The Joy of Madness, a behind-the-scenes look at her sister Samira Makhmalbaf's film At Five in the Afternoon. A child of the Makhmalbaf Film House production company, Hana manages to capture the intense difficulties of casting her sister's film in Afghanistan. While trying to exist in poverty-stricken post-war Kabul, the actors are also afraid of what will happen to them if they appear in such a film. Much of the...more