In 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.
LOUIS 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.