We are currently working on our proposal for the Annecy Festival and Mifa 2021 edition, to ensure that it is correctly adapted to measures that apply to our industry’s sector, and for our participants’ safety. More info coming soon!

Home / Programme / Index

Feature Films in Competition

Feature Film in Competition 7: The Swallows of Kabul

  • French version
  • English subtitles
  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet
  3. Admission info

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


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

    Script: Sébastien Tavel, Patricia Mortagne, Zabou Breitman

    Music: Alexis Rault

    Editing: Françoise Bernard

Admission info

Open to Festival and Mifa badgeholders