Beautiful and troubled 20-something Donya, an Afghan translator who used to work with the U.S. government, has trouble sleeping. She lives by herself in Fremont, California, in a building with other Afghan immigrants and often dines alone at a local restaurant watching soap operas.
Her routine changes when she’s promoted to writing the fortunes at her job at a fortune cookie factory in the city. As her fortunes are read by strangers throughout the Bay, Donya’s smoldering longing drives her to send a message out in one of the cookies, unsure where it will lead.
Anaita Wali Zada, Jeremy Allen White, Gregg Turkington
- "Crafted with stillness, empathy, and clever drollness, FREMONT is so striking it will simply and calmly demand your attention. So seemingly introverted, humble, and unassuming, it’ll force you to lean in, listen and heed all the humorous words of wisdom in its many little moments of providence."
- The Playlist
- "In its final moments, the potency of Fremont sneaks up on you. You go in reluctant and even skeptical, and come out wondering how and why you’re moved to tears."
- "Jalali creates a unique dramedy that will be remembered for its solid direction, powerful performances, and eye-popping cinematography."
- Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival
- Sun Valley Film Festival
- Independent Film Festival of Boston
- Sundance Film Festival
- San Francisco Int'l Film Festival
- Seattle Int'l Film festival
- South by Southwest Film Festival