Film + Q&A
The Swallows of Kabul

Les hirondelles de Kaboul


NY Premiere
Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:30pm

Co-presented by FIAF:Animation First, French Cinema Week, and the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York.

Post-screening roundtable, introduced by Antoine Arnault (Member of Board of Directors LVMH), with director Zabou Breitman and a panel of United Nations experts.

Dir. Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec, 2019, 81 min. DCP.
With Simon Abkarian, Zita Hanrot, Swann Arlaud, Hiam Abbass
In French with English subtitles

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.

Based on the bestselling novel by Yasmina Khadra, the film recently won an Audience Award at Animation is Film and a Gan Foundation Award.

Graphically rich… dramatically and poetically right. (Variety)