The movie


Donya works for a Chinese fortune cookie factory. Formerly a translator for the U.S. military, she struggles to put her life back in order. In a moment of sudden revelation, she decides to send out a special message in a cookie.

Length: 88 min
Country: Verenigde Staten
Language spoken: Engels, Dari, Cantonees
Language subtitles: Nederlands
Cast: Jeremy Allen White, Anaita Wali Zada, Gregg Turkington
Director: Babak Jalali
Release date: 2024-07-25


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 to the world, unsure where it will lead.