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KABUL, CITY IN THE WIND

Directed by ABOOZAR AMINI | 88' | Afghanistan

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Synopsis

Afshin a 12-year old boy and his younger brother Benjamin live with their family on the hillside of the Chil Dokhtaran mountains of Kabul. Growing up next to a city full of bombs and sirens, violence has become a part of their innocence, and the graveyard their playground. Abbas, a bus driver with a dual personality, survives the city by weaving a skein of truth and lies. Their stories create a symphonic portrait of Kabul, its mix of religion and politics.

ABOUT DIRECTOR

Aboozar Amini moved from Afghanistan to the Netherlands at a young age and is a graduate of the Rietveld Art Academy, Amsterdam. His graduation film Kabul Tehran Kabul (2010) won the Wildcard Award of the Dutch Film Fund. Amini did his Masters in Direction and Aesthetic Language of Cinema at the London Film School, with his graduate film Angelus Novus (2015) premiering at IFFR. His latest short Best Day Ever screened at Cannes in 2018. Aboozar lives and works in Kabul and Amsterdam.

FSA Year :   2019
Runtime :  88'
Language :   Afghani,
Country :   Afghanistan,
Director :   ABOOZAR AMINI
Producer :  
Release Year :   2019

FILM AT FESTIVAL

Selection Type: Main
Festival Edition: 2019
Award: UNICEF NEPAL AWARD for BEST DOCUMENTARY ON CHILDREN’S ISSUES