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by Louis Meunier


Afghanistan, 2016. Sikandar and Shab are final-year art students at Kabul University, both with a thirst for life. Amidst the ruins of war-torn Kabul, the couple and their friends spot an abandoned cinema, which miraculously survived 30 years of war. As an act of resistance against the looming return of fundamentalism, a bold dream is enacted and renovation work on the cinema begins. Serious problems soon arise: the withdrawal of powerful family support, the targeting of Shab by her extremist brother, an auto accident and a calamitous fire. Undaunted, Sikandar continues to pursue the dream.

original title: Kabullywood
country: Afghanistan, France
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Louis Meunier
film run: 87'
release date: FR 6/02/2019
screenplay: Ariel Nasr, Louis Meunier
cast: Roya Heydari, Omid Rawendah, Ghulam Reza Rajabi, Mohammad Qais Shaghasy, Naser Nahimi, Farid Joya
cinematography by: Antoine Marteau
film editing: Thierry Bréant
producer: Louis Meunier, Shinrindad Dakouy, Sayed Jalal Rohani
production: Taimani Films
distributor: Destiny Films
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