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Fremont

Babak Jalali | 2023 | 91 MINS
USA
An Afghan woman and former translator for the US army living in California dreams of new adventures in Babak Jalali’s fourth feature.

In Detail

Donya works for a Chinese fortune cookie factory in San Francisco. Formerly a translator for the US military in Afghanistan, she struggles to put her life back in order.

Her routine changes when she’s promoted to writing the fortunes at her job at a fortune cookie factory in the city. In a moment of sudden revelation, she decides to send out a special message in a cookie. Featuring a cast of unforgettable, unique characters, and anchored by a beguiling debut performance from real-life Afghan refugee Anaita Wali Zada, Fremont is an ode to the curious beauty of trying to build a new life in a strange land.