Kabullywood France, Afghanistan 2016 | 84 min | OV with english st | Colour | FF 2017
Louis MeunierLOUIS MEUNIER (*1978) has lived in Afghanistan since 2002 and was for three years a member of Kabul's Buzkashi team, a riding sport very popular in Afghanistan. Kabullywood is his first feature film.
nominated for Sichtwechsel Film Award
rated for 0 + yearsIn the 1970s, the Aryub cinema was the most elegant in Kabul. It was a time of peace and joy that was swept away by civil war and tyranny. It is only thanks to the old projectionist Naser that the Aryub survived the destruction. A group of students decide to support the cinéaste and bring back the magic of "Kabullywood". Full of enthusiasm, they begin renovating the cinema – but the project doesn't go according to plan and has powerful enemies. With its Direct Cinema style, the mockumentary allows rare insights into a country caught between a liberal awakening and the constant threat of the Taliban.
Freundeskreis Filmfest Hamburg e.V.
Orig. Title: Kabullywood
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Dari
Tags: Islamic Culture, War, Adolescence, Racism & Discrimination, Politics & Power, Family & Relationship, Human Rights, Work
Director: Louis Meunier
Screenplay: Louis Meunier, Ariel Nasr, Laurent Maréchaux
Cast: Omid Rawendah, Roya Heydari, Ghulam Reza Rajabi, Qais Shaghasy, Naser Nahimi
Producer: Louis Meunier
Sprachfassung: OV with english st
Music: Orange Blossom
Camera: Antoine Marteau
Set Designer: Louis Meunier
Cutter: Thierry Bréant
World Sales: Taimani Films
Production: Taimani Films
contact: Louis Meunier, Taimani Films: firstname.lastname@example.org