THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL / LES HIRONDELLES DE KABOUL

NY PREMIERE “Graphically rich… dramatically and poetically right.” (Variety)

Hirondelles de Kaboul Film
The Landmark at 57 West
657 West 57th Street at 12th Avenue / November 14th, 2019
6:30 pm

The Swallows of Kabul

Directed by Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec
Genre: Animation
Country: France | Luxembourg | Switzerland
Release: September 4th 2019 (France)
Starring: Simon Abkarian, Zita Hanrot, Swann Arlaud, Hiam Abbass
Length: 81 minutes

Followed by a Round Table, introduced by Antoine Arnault (LVMH), with director Zabou Breitman and a panel of United Nations experts. 

Synopsis

Summer 1998, Kabul is in ruins and occupied by the Taliban. Mohsen and Zunaira are young  and deeply in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they want to believe in the future. But a senseless act by Mohsen will upset their lives forever.

Co-presented by French Institute Alliance Française’s Animation First Festival (February 7-9, 2020), French Cinema Week and Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York.

 

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