The Swallows of Kabul

BBFC Ratingf-rated FilmThe Swallows of Kabul

The Swallows of Kabul
CertificateNot Rated
DirectorZabou Breitman & Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec
LanguageFrench with English subtitles
Running Time1HR 20MINS
Extra InfoPart of Cinemagic 30 / 15+
SeasonCinemagic Film Festival

In the summer of 1998, Kabul is in ruins and occupied by the Taliban. In this bleak and desolate environment we follow the lives of two couples.

Atiq and Mussarat have been married for years and now barely talk to each other. He can no longer bear working as a guard in a women’s prison and she is in agony, suffering from an incurable illness.

Mohsen and Zunaira are young and in love. They want to believe in the future. But Mohsen commits a foolish act that will transform their destinies forever.

Based on the novel The Swallows of Kabul by Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra.