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Source:  The Hollywood Reporter

For viewers who know Afghanistan only through war scenes on TV or films about blue-veiled women in burkhas, the impressionistic documentary “Kabul, City in the Wind” will feel like a melancholy poem about a half-forgotten dream.

The resonant film captures the elusive feeling of the city better than others, through the interaction of real people and an unreal landscape that appears and disappears in the blowing dust.

“Kabul, City in the Wind” is a quiet film about ordinary life in a place where bombs, rockets, and hand grenades can suddenly end it.

Aboozar Amini’s feature-length debut won the Afghanistan-born, European-educated director the 2018 IDFA special jury award for First Appearance, ushering in a long festival career.  It’s a natural continuation of his short films and student work like “Angelus Novus” and “Where is Kurdistan?” which centered on the Middle East.

“Kabul, City in the Wind” recently screened at the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt.

Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.


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