FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: The Swallows of Kabul (15)


FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: The Swallows of Kabul (15)

F Rated Film
Wednesday 20th November 2019

Dir. Zabou Breitman, Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec, France-Luxemburg, 2019, 81 mins, subtitled. Cast. Hiam Abbass, Simon Abarian, Swann Arlaud, Zita Henrot.
Main Language: French

Based on the eponymous novel by Libyan writer Yasmina Khadra and directed by two women, The Swallows of Kabul is a very feminine endeavour in its gentle candour and colourful sensibility, portraying life under Taliban control in the Afghan capital. Violence is neither fetishised nor sanitised. The blood is seen as it soaks the burka, yet the fatal wounds are never graphically depicted. The directors portray a regime that relentless and sadistically castigates females and suggests that women are less worthy than men.

French Film Festival
We’re delighted to welcome the French Film Festival UK for a selection of screenings featuring previews of some of the finest new French cinema from some of the country’s most exciting filmmaking talent both in front of and behind the camera.

Festival pass: Get tickets for all 3 films for £15 per person. (Offer valid if tickets are purchased under one transaction)


Dates & Times

 Wednesday 20th Nov 2019  6:00pm
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