The Swallows of Kabul (Les hirondelles de Kaboul)

2019

The Swallows of Kabul (Les hirondelles de Kaboul)

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Summer 1998 - Kabul 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.

Cast

Hiam Abbass
as Mussarat (voice)
Simon Abkarian
as Atiq (voice)
Swann Arlaud
as Mohsen (voice)
Zita Hanrot
as Zunaira (voice)

Critic Reviews for The Swallows of Kabul (Les hirondelles de Kaboul)

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (1)

  • As a medium, animation suits this adaptation well; it would have been nearly impossible to shoot as live fiction or on location.

    May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

    Alissa Simon

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • ...a superb parable, with a lump-in-the-throat ending that's more moving than most live-action movies... there is beauty here too, both moral and visual. Very highly recommended.

    August 6, 2020 | Rating: 18/20 | Full Review…
  • Stories of solidarity and empathy bathed in the sad misery of a dictatorial regime. A movie about being a person. The humanity that is in all comes to light in the worst contexts. [Full review in Spanish]

    April 28, 2020 | Rating: 3.75/5 | Full Review…
  • A beautiful and simple film where the massacre of women is shown both physically and, above all, morally. [Full Review in Spanish]

    March 15, 2020 | Full Review…
  • As in many stories about war, the film adds to the premise that In the face of terror, the human being and everything that colors it matters: art, forgiveness, love. [Full review in Spanish]

    February 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • We are facing an intense, brief, exquisitely narrated experience. [Full Review in Spanish]

    February 21, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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