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Fremont 12 rating

A young Afghan translator working at a fortune cookie factory searches for a connection in this sensitive immigrant tale, tinged with Jarmuschian deadpan humour.

Drama 2023 92 mins

Director: Babak Jalali



Donya, a young Afghan who moved to Fremont, California after serving as a translator for the American army, spends her days working at a fortune cookie factory and her nights wide awake battling between her desire to rebuild her life and the overbearing guilt she carries within. In a bid to connect with the world, she sends an unconventional message through a fortune cookie. Tinged with Jarmuschian deadpan humour, this sensitive immigrant tale boasts a superb breakout performance by real-life refugee Anaita Wali Zada, joined by a perpetually off-kilter Gregg Turkington and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) as a heartthrob mechanic.