Friday 27 October from 13:30 to 15:01

Fremont Almost sold out


This impressive black-and-white movie tells the story of twenty-something Donya. Donya lives in Fremont, California, where she works at the local fortune cookie factory. While her past as an Afghan translator for the US military leads to sleepless nights, Donya tries to put the pieces of her life together. Her daily routine suddenly changes when Donya is promoted to writer of the spells in the fortune cookies, and she decides to send a special message into the world. As a fortune cookie would put it: ‘Actions speak louder than words.’ Director Babak Jalali will be present during the festival.


91 min.

Spoken language



No subtitles




Babak Jalali


Anaita Wali Zada, Jeremy Allen White, Gregg Turkington


Trianon 3

Films is also screened on:

Fremont Almost sold out
Sunday 29 October
19:15 - 20:46
Trianon 3
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
Fremont Almost sold out
Wednesday 1 November
21:15 - 22:46
Kijkhuis 1
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
Fremont + Q&A Almost sold out
Friday 3 November
18:45 - 20:26
Kijkhuis 1
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
Fremont: Limited Edition + Q&A Almost sold out
Saturday 4 November
16:15 - 18:01
Trianon 3
€12,00 (Standard ticket)

American Indie Competition

Original, authentic, and always special: American indie is filmmaking without the big Hollywood budgets. In this program, you will see not only the best independent American films but also the stars of the future. These promising filmmakers are only at the beginning of their careers: today in the LIFF American Indie Competition, tomorrow on stage at the Oscars.

All films from this program