Screening of The Swallows of Kabul

The Swallows of Kabul

Les Hirondelles de Kaboul

Based on the eponymous novel by Yasmina Khadra and directed as an animated drama by Zabou Breitman and Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec, The Swallows of Kabul portrays life under Taliban control in the Afghan capital. Violence is neither fetishised nor sanitised. The directors portray a regime that relentlessly and sadistically castigates females and suggests that women are less worthy than men and is even more heartbreakingly pertinent under current circumstances.

Directors Zabou Breitman, Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec
Voice Cast Hiam Abbass, Simon Abkarian, Swann Arlaud
2019 I 90 mins | France, Luxembourg, Switzerland
French with English subtitles.

Screening as part of the Screen Horizons programme of films at Summerhall.

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