Laughing in Afghanistan

Laughing in Afghanistan

25th TiDF: World Premiere

Karim Asir, the Afghan Charlie Chaplin, in the midst of bombs and disasters, gives performances using laughter as his only weapon. When the Taliban takeover, Karim is threatened with death. After a series of adversities, he manages to arrive in Greece. We follow his life adventure, and through his story, we explore the issue of laughter – in Afghanistan and beyond.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TiDF25

Direction: Anneta Papathanassiou
Script: Anneta Papathanassiou
Cinematography: Dimitris Kordelas
Editing: Chronis Theocharis
Sound: Alexandros Sakellariou
Production: TopCut – Modiano
Producers: Mikes Modiano, Photini Economopoulou
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 90'
Contact: TopCut-Modiano (Photini Economopoulou,

Anneta Papathanassiou


2003 Living is Cool
2005 After the Tsunami – Sumatra (short)
2008 Qadir, an Afghan Ulysses
2011 The Nymphs of Hindu Kush
2014 Playing with Fire
2018 Europe, the Dream
2022 Laughing in Afghanistan