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The Swallows of Kabul (15+)

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Sun 10 Oct 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun 10 Oct 2021

£6 – £8
Swallows of Kabul

Venue

Cinema
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
Age Group: 15+ (under 18s accompanied)
Duration: 81m
Unreserved seating. Language: French with English subtitles

Based on the eponymous novel by Yasmina Khadra and directed as an animated drama by Zabou Breitman and Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec , The Swallows of Kabul portrays life under Taliban control in the Afghan capital. Violence is neither fetishised nor sanitised. The directors portray a regime that relentlessly and sadistically castigates females and suggests that women are less worthy than men and is even more heartbreakingly pertinent under current circumstances.

Voice Cast Hiam Abbass, Simon Abarian, Swann Arlaud, Zita Henrot

Directors Zabou Breitman, Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec I 81 mins

2091 | France, Luxembourg, Switzerland | 81 mins

French with English subtitles

"Effective animated drama about the cruelty of Taliban rule"Screen
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