Ciné-club - Les Hirondelles de Kaboul

Date: 28 Oct 2020, 7:00pm - 9:00pm (GMT+08:00) Hong Kong

AF Library, Jordan Centre
Wednesday October 28th 
7 - 9 pm
In French with English subtitles

During the Fête du cinéma d'animation (Animated Film Festival), from 14 to 31 October, Alliance Française will bring to you two screenings as well as a free streaming service for a wide variety of feature and short films. The second screening will feature Les Hirondelles de Kaboul.

In the warzone of Kabul, Afghanistan, witness a moving story of love and endurance...

Les Hirondelles de Kaboul is a 2019 French animated film directed by Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobé Mévellec, based on the novel of the same name by Yasmina Khadra. It is nominated in 2019 for the best feature film for the Annecy Internation Animated Film Festival and for the selection "Un certain Regard" in the Cannes Festival; in 2020 for best animated film in the César Award.

English title: The Swallows of Kabul
Duration: 1h21

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.

Watch the trailer here:

This event is part of the worldwide Fête du cinéma d'animation, coordinated by the Association Française du Cinéma d'Animation. The film screenings are made possible with the platform provided by Institut Français.


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