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The Swallows of Kabul (N/C 15+)

11 November

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

Details

Based on the internationally bestselling novel by Libyan writer Yasmina Khadra and directed by two women, The Swallows of Kabul portrays life under Taliban control in the Afghan capital in rich watercolour-style animation. Violence is neither fetishised nor sanitised. Blood is seen as it soaks the burka, yet the fatal wounds are never graphically depicted. Focusing on the stories of two couples whose fates become intertwined, the film portrays a regime that relentlessly and sadistically castigates females and suggests that women are less worthy than men. 

A short film will screen alongside this film as part of the Mobile Film Festival.

  • Director Zabou Breitman, Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec
  • Cast Hiam Abbass, Simon Abarian, Swann Arlaud, Zita Henrot
  • Certificate 15
  • Running time 1h21m
  • Country France/Luxembourg/Switzerland
  • Language subtitles
  • Year of Production 2019
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