30.09. - 09.10.2021

Kabullywood France, Afghanistan 2016 | 84 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Louis Meunier

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.

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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.
Original title: Kabullywood
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Dari
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
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
Director of Photography: Antoine Marteau
Music: Orange Blossom
Production Design: Louis Meunier
Editor: Thierry Bréant
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
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World Sales: Taimani Films
Production: Taimani Films
Contact: Louis Meunier, Taimani Films:


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