Les Hirondelles de Kaboul
The Swallows of Kabul

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet
  3. When and where ?

Summer 1998 - Kabul is 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.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Les Hirondelles de Kaboul

    Directed by: Zabou BREITMAN, Éléa GOBBÉ-MEVELLEC

    Country: France, Luxembourg, Switzerland

    Year of production: 2019

    Running time: 01 h 21 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: Rotoscope, Drawing on paper

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Adults, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Zabou BREITMAN, Éléa GOBBÉ-MEVELLEC

    Production: LES ARMATEURS, Reginald DE GUILLEBON

    Distribution: MEMENTO FILMS INTERNATIONAL, Rémi DUPEROUX

    Based on: "Les Hirondelles de Kaboul", Yasmina Khadra

    Script: Sébastien Tavel, Patricia Mortagne, Zabou Breitman

    Music: Alexis Rault

    Editing: Françoise Bernard

When and where ?

This film is part of the programme Feature Film in Competition 7: The Swallows of Kabul