The Swallows of Kabul (Les Hirondelles De Kaboul) NC16Limited Screening

NC16 - Mature content
Directed by:
Zabou Breitman, Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec
Hiam Abbass, Simon Abkarian, Swann Arlaud, Zita Hanrot
81 minutes

Due to enforced cinema closures in Singappore, The Projector will be closed from Friday, 27 March to Thursday, 30 April.

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“One of the many beauties of The Swallows of Kabul is that it portrays every central character as a complex human being capable of change. A simple rant against Taliban evils would be easy and forgettable. This film threads an undying hope for the future through every shade of its tragedy and sacrifice.” –


The lives of two Afghani couples become fatefully entwined in this moving adaptation of Yasmina Khadra’s bestselling novel about life under Taliban control. Told beautifully through hand-drawn animation, the story opens in 1998; happily married artist Zunaira lives with husband Mohsen as Sharia law takes hold. In the wake of an accident, she finds herself imprisoned and in the custody of Atiq, the warden charged with carrying out a harsh sentence. As his interest in her grows, Atiq begins to question his fealty to the brutalist regime.

Produced by Les Armateurs, the French creative team behind animated gems like 'The Triplets of Belleville' and 'Ernest & Celestine'.