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Kabul, City in the Wind

a film by Aboozar Amini

Kabul, City in the Wind

The Netherlands, Germany, Afghanistan, Japan | 2018 | 88:00 min

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
A city is an orchestration of its inhabitants. The film portraits the city Kabul through daily details of two kids and a bus driver, set against the background of a city destroyed by politic and religious powers. (logline)

Fearless and always on the lookout for passengers, Abas steers his rickety bus through the chaos of Kabul, still regularly the target of terrorist attacks. Elsewhere in the grim city, which appears to be permanently wrapped in a cloud of dust, the young teenager Afshin and his little brother Benjamin accompany their father, a former soldier, to a memorial with portraits of bomb victims. When their dad leaves for Iran for reasons of personal safety, Afshin suddenly becomes head of the household.
In his first full-length documentary, Aboozar Amini loosely follows the stories of the bus driver and the two brothers. At home with his children, Abas rejoices, but happiness is scarce. His bus breaks down and creditors are chasing him for money. To forget his troubles, he sings a song and smokes hash. Afshin and Benjamin do their best not to disappoint their dad and take their chores around the house very seriously. Among these impressions of life in Kabul, Amini has his protagonists talk to the camera directly about their worries and dreams—the Afghan nightmare is never far away. (IDFA 2018)
Festivals/Awards
2018
Special Jury Award – IDFA Amsterdam
2019
Visions du Réel, Nyon
CPH:DOX Copenhagen - NEXT:WAVE Competition
Middle East Now Film Festival in Florence - opening film
DOCVILLE - international selection
34 DOK.fest Munich
Cast and Crew
  • Director Aboozar Amini
  • Producer Jia Zhao (Silk Road Film Salon)
  • Director of Photography Aboozar Amini
  • Editor Barbara Hin, Srdjan Fink
  • Sound Design Jeroen Groejers
Original Languages

Farsi

Co-Production Company
COLOR OF MAY Imanov & Blondiau Filmproduktion GbR
Germany
www.colorofmay.com
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