Animation. 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.
At four years old, Zabou played in one of the episodes of the TV show Thierry la Fronde alongside her father, Jean-Claude Deret. Zabou studied cinema, modern Greek and English for her bachelor’s degree and attended the Simon course.In 2001, she directed her first feature film, Beatiful Memories, with Bernard Campan and Isabelle Carré. The film was awarded with 3 Césars including best first feature film.
After graduating in Applied Arts, Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec joined the Ecole des Gobelins in 2003. Her first two short films, Madame (made during her studies in 2006 ) and Escale (2010) were selected at the Annecy. She also worked as an animator on short films like Bang Bang! by Julien Bisaro, nominated at the 2015 César Awards for the best animated film, and Smart Monkey by Vincent Paronnaud and Nicolas Pawlowski. Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec continued her career as a character animator for feature films such as Ernest and Célestine, The Rabbi´s Cat, The Day of the Crowds and April and the Extraordinary World. In 2016, she collaborated as a cartoonist on the animated series Lastman, an adaptation of the comic strip created by Bastien Vivès, Balak and Michaël Sanlaville. The Swallows of Kabul is her first feature film as Director.
Special animation series against religious fundamentalism
Year of Production: 2019
Running Time: 80’
Language: French. . Original version with Spanish subtitles
Directors: Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec
Cast: Voices of Zita Hanrot, Hiam Abbass, Michel Jonasz and Simon Abkarian
Producers: Reginald de Guillebon, Stephan Roelants, Michel Merkt and Joëlle Bertossa
Production Companies: Les Amateurs, Melusine Productions, Close Up Films, ARTE France Cinéma, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse and KNM
International Sales: Celluloid Dreams
Main Festivals and Awards: Nominated for Best Animated Film at the European Film Awards and at the César Awards. Selected in the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival and the Annecy Festival.
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