“The Orphanage” – A Refuge? [MOVIE REVIEW]

By Neely Swanson

“The Orphanage,” a film by female Afghani director/writer Shahrbanoo Sadat, is enlightening in many ways. What could be a depressing look into the abandoned in Afghanistan, is, instead, a film illustrating the French aphorism — the more things change, the more they remain the same. We first meet 15 year old Qodrat as he enjoys his main pleasure in life, a Bollywood movie that veers from hyper stylized fight sequences to the standard Bollywood flash musical finish with a beautiful…