Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Libyan writer Yasmina Khadra, Swallows of Kabul follows life under Taliban rule in the ruined Afghan capital across one summer in 1998.
Beautifully realised in watercolour-style animation, French directors Zabou and Éléa don’t flinch from portraying a regime that relentlessly and sadistically castigates women.
NOTE: Films without BBFC certification can only be screened to over 18s: this does not necessarily indicate that the films contain adult content.
One of December's MyPhoenix Passport film selection. Members and Friends tickets are £5 – buy your tickets from Box Office to take advantage of this special pricing.
Dir: Zabou Breitman, Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec
Fra/Lux/Swi 2019, 81mins