The Swallows of Kabul

Les Hirondelles de Kaboul

Kabul, late 1990s. The reign of the Taliban has plunged local society into obscurantism. Every form of artistic expression is suppressed, public stonings and executions are taking place on a daily basis, fear has seized the hearts and minds of the citizens, women are perceived as objects rather than human beings. In this meticulously crafted animated adaptation of the titular best-selling novel of Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra, hope finds a way to survive in a morbid environment. A heartbreaking tale of unspeakable pain and extraordinary self-sacrifice, reminding us that humanity is the noblest of virtues.
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Direction: Zabou Breitman, Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec
Script: Sébastien Tavel, Patricia Mortagne, Zabou Breitman, based on the novel by Yasmina Khadra
Editing: Françoise Bernard
Sound: Eric Devulder, Pascal Villard, Bertrand Boudaud, Eric Tisserand
Music: Alexis Rault
Actors: Simon Abkarian, Zita Hanrot, Swann Arlaud, Hiam Abbass, Jean-Claude Deret
Production: Les Armateurs, Mélusine Productions, Close Up Films, ARTE France Cinéma, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, KNM
Producer/Producers: Reginald de Guillebon, Stephan Roelants, Michel Merkt, Joëlle Bertossa
Art Direction: Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 81´
Contact: Celluloid Dreams,