Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Motley's Law

Year: 2015
Country: DENMARK
Run Time: 90 minutes

Motley's Law
Motley's Law
Motley's Law

Kimberley Motley identifies with Wonder Woman. And for good reason: she is tough as nails and suffers no fools. Raised in a bad neighborhood, Kimberley fast-tracked her way to a law degree. In 2008, faced with a chance to earn good money and pay off debt, she moved without her husband and three children to work as a litigator in Kabul, Afghanistan. Even though it was initially about the money, it soon became something much, much more. MOTLEY'S LAW fearlessly follows her into the violent streets and corrupt courts of Kabul on the eve of the American withdrawal. As the only foreigner licensed to litigate in Afghanistan, as well as being female, Kimberley battles to uphold the rights of women and children and navigate the nightmares faced by westerners in a maze of democratic and Sharia Law. Hovering over it all is the possibility of sudden and brutal death. Afghanistan is called the Graveyard of Empires. Kimberley is fighting to keep it from becoming the Graveyard of Justice. –C.R.

CIFF40 Screenings

Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 2:05 PM

Friday, April 08, 2016 at 6:40 PM

Women of the World

Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Nicole Horanyi

Nicole Horanyi was born in 1977 in Denmark. She is a writer, producer, and director and has made a series of highly praised documentaries. She graduated from the Danish Film School in 2007.

"The Devilles" (2009), "Au Pair" (2011), "Naked" (2014), MOTLEY'S LAW (2015)

Helle Faber

Nicolaj Monberg, Steen Johannessen

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Hahn Loeser + Parks LLP

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