Movie Fact #196 - May 5th, 2021

 

In the DVD commentary for the 2007 film The Kite Runner, based on the novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini, director Marc Forster said he insisted that the Afghani characters speak Dari to make the film as authentic as possible. Author Khaled Hosseini explains the reason for this, "Iran and Afghanistan share a language. They call it Farsi in Iran, and we call it Dari in Afghanistan. It's essentially the same language, but the accent is very different." Authenticity emboldens a story, yes? Stay tuned!

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