further proof that animated movies are not all intended for the children, far away: The Swallows of Kabul which takes place under the taliban regime in a ruined city where the abuses are legion in the summer of 1998. Poignant, hard and necessary, this feature film has just been crowned the 12th Angoulême Festival (best film and best music for Alexis Rault). It is a plea for universal against obscurantism. “It has really existed?”, asked his father for a teenage girl coming out of the projection.
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Young and in love, Mohsen (Swann Arlaud) and Zunaira (Zita Hanrot) dream of freedom and hope for a better future, but their fate switches in horror. This is Julien Monestiez, which has proposed to Zabou Breitman to transpose in moving pictures the novel by algerian author Yasmina Khadra(Julliard, 2002).
But the director of remembering the beautiful things has set its conditions. She decided to lead a troop of actors before a floor on the drawings. A process “completely unusual,” which has had to adapt Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec, facilitator end of the famous École des Gobelins.
“I didn’t want the characters come to life through actors hyperactive supervitaminés, which move in all directions and no matter how,” said one Zabou Breitman dynamic. Who wished that everything, the dialogues and the “game” of the characters up in their breathing, sounds “fair”. Professional actors double as the protagonists.
His own father lends her voice to an old man. Simon Abkarian is Atiq, a former mujahideen became the head of the prison for women. Once its distribution in the head, Zabou Breitman has proposed a graphics-based watercolors, and then discussed with Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec.
“She has had to completely review its methods, this is not obvious when one is young, and then I rewrote the scenario that I had proposed so that it matches the images”. Mission accomplished, Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec have received the support of Yasmina Khadra.