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.