Swallows of Kabul

Winner
Gan Foundation Award for Distribution
Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Nominee
Un Certain Regard ~ Avenir Prize
Cannes Film Festival
As a medium, animation suits this adaptation well; it would have been nearly impossible to shoot as live fiction or on location.

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The Swallows of Kabul

Summer 1998 - Kabul under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn.
Not Rated
Genre
Animated, Drama, French Cinema
Runtime
81
Language
French
Director
Zabou Breitman
Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec
Writer(s)
Zabou Breitman, Patricia Mortagne, Sébastien Tavel, Yasmina Khadra (novel)
Cast
Zita Hanrot, Swann Arlaud
Awards:
Winner, Gan Foundation Award for Distribution, Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Nominee, Un Certain Regard ~ Avenir Prize, Cannes Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Alistair Ryder, Film Inquiry

Adapted from Yasmina Khadra’s best seller, 'The Swallows of Kabul' vividly captures the horror of life under Sharia Law, packing such a visceral punch in its drama that it’s often easy to forget you’re watching a beautiful work of hand drawn animation. For those who saw 'The Breadwinner,' the ...

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