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 bus driver whose meager livelihood is jeopardized when his vehicle breaks down, is juxtaposed with the situation of two young brothers, Afshin and Benjamin, who are thrust into 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