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Kabul, City in the Wind
喀布尔,风中之城
A film by Aboozar Amini
Year|2018 Duration|88 min Language|Farsi Country|Netherlands, Afghanistan, Japan, Germany World Premiere|IDFA Opening Film

SYNOPSIS

Afshin and his younger brother Benjamin live at the hillside of the Chil Dokhtaran mountains. Grown up next to the city full of bombs and sirens, violence has become a part of their innocence. When their father leaves for another country, an end comes to Afshin’s childhood. Abbas is a ruthless bus driver. The lengthy process of his tempts to fix his broken bus reveals his way of living between truth and lies. Their stories will intermingle with the city scenes, passengers etc on the bus ride, to complete the symphonic portrait of the city. Without showing shocking scenes, the film portraits the soul of Kabul that is in agony.

DIRECTORS’ BIO

Aboozar Amini

Born in Afghanistan and moved to the Netherlands at a young age, Aboozar had his BA at Rietveld Art Academy and his MA at London Film School. His graduate film Angelus Novus (2015) premiered at IFFR and won various awards worldwide. His latest short fiction film Best Day Ever opened La Quinzaine at Cannes 2018. Aboozar works now in Kabul and Amsterdam. Currently he is developing his first feature film, The Cineaste which has been selected for Open Doors Locarno and film-bazaar in Goa.

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Silk Road Film Salon

CAST

Li Chuan, Wang Luying, Wei Ruguang

KEY CREW

Producer: Jia Zhao
Co-producers: Ken-ichi Imamura, Eva Blondiau, Sarah Hilmandi
Cinematography: Aboozar Amini
Editor: Barbara Hin

SELECTED FESTIVALS & AWARDS

International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam
Opening Film, First Appearance - Special Jury Award

CPH: DOX
NEXT: WAVE Award

Visions du Réel

Munich International Documentary Film Festival

San Francisco International Film Festival

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