The Swallows of Kabul (Les hirondelles de Kaboul) Reviews

September 6, 2019
A sober but gorgeously-drawn important meditation on freedom.
May 30, 2019
The backgrounds animated with simple and watercolor strokes turn the story into a reflection on the path that can lead human beings... to break with unjustly inherited prejudices and to embrace a secular struggle for freedom. [Full revew in Spanish]
May 24, 2019
The style suits the substance. Swallows, set during the Taliban's five year regime, grapples with the ability to live meaningfully when self-expression is never without fear.
May 20, 2019
A small work, but estimable, more sensitive and more nuanced in its forms and in its animation's in brushstrokes than in its contents, which are too obvious. [Full review in Spanish]
May 19, 2019
The Swallows of Kabul vividly captures the horror of life under Sharia Law, packing such a visceral punch in its drama that it's often easy to forget you're watching a beautiful work of hand drawn animation.
May 16, 2019
As a medium, animation suits this adaptation well; it would have been nearly impossible to shoot as live fiction or on location.