“My Mother Wears a Burqa
My Father does it too
I Have to Wear a Burqa
The Burqa is Blue”
Based on the award winning novel by Yasmina Khadra. A film by Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec.
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.
“One of the best films of 2020.” The Australian
“Graphically rich… dramatically and poetically right.” Variety
“An animated jewel.” RTVE
“This film threads an undying hope for the future through every shade of its tragedy and sacrifice.” Roger Ebert.com
“…such beautiful colours… stunning animation. Proves there are sparks of humanity even in a world covered by so much darkness.” First Showing
The Swallows of Kabul is screening at the following cinemas from August 20, 2020