Swallows of Kabul

Directed by Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec

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.

Directed by Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec and based on the novel by Yasmina Khadra, Swallows of Kabul screened in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, and has enjoyed universal acclaim on the festival circuit.

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Translated title:
Les hirondelles de Kaboul


Full English

81 minutes

Country of origin:
France, Luxembourg and Switzerland

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