Part of SFFILM Festival
Kabul, City in the Wind
The deep-seated effects of decades of conflict in Afghanistan are memorably revealed through the lives of three Kabul residents in Aboozar Amini’s mesmerizing observational documentary. In this deeply personal and resonant film, the resilience of Abas, a sensitive yet oppressed bus driver whose meager livelihood is jeopardized when his vehicle breaks down, is juxtaposed with two young brothers, Afshin and Benjamin, who are thrust into assuming the roles of providers when their father flees to Iran. Winner of the Special Jury Award at IDFA.
“The shadow of death hangs heavy over Aboozar Amini’s feature debut Kabul, City in the Wind, and yet, paradoxically, it is a film that celebrates life and even marks the birth of a significant new talent.” – Damon Wise, Variety
Aboozar Amini received his BA in Fine Arts at the Art Academy in Amsterdam and his MA from the London Film School. He has worked as an editor as well as a writer and director. Among his shorts are KabulTehranKabul (2010), Angelus Novus (2015), Where Is Kurdistan? (2016), and Best Day Ever (2018). For Kabul, City in the Wind, Amini was awarded the First Appearance Special Jury Award from the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival.
Director Aboozar Amini
Producer Jia Zhao
Editor Barbara Hin
Cinematographer Aboozar Amini
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