On the surface, Love Marriage in Kabul is a heart-warming portrait of Mahboba Rawi, whose inspiration, passion, dedication, and hard work have created “Mahboba’s Promise,” a dramatically successful network of programs and orphanages that help thousands of children and widows who have suffered amidst the social and political chaos of life in Afghanistan. But Amin Palangi’s beautifully photographed film is also noteworthy for its compelling and captivating storytelling, its extreme sensitivity to the nuances of Afghan history, culture, and tradition, and the fact that it never loses sight of it’s real subject — the enduring power of love — (in all of the many wondrous and surprising ways it expresses itself inside the film), to triumph over any and all obstacles that might come in its way. – Alan Berliner