Kabul, City in the wind



Director: Aboozar Amini
Year: 2018
Duration: 88′
Language: VOSE / VOSC
Genre: Drama

Afshin is 12 years old and lives with his family in the Chil Dokham Mountains. It is a place where domestic violence lives alongside bombs, sirens and dead bodies forming part of her childhood. His father emigrates to another country and from that moment on he is no longer a child but an adult. He reappears as a bus driver, with a split personality. On the one hand, he is an affable father, and on the other, a reckless driver. Both stories are intermingled, showing the portrait of the soul of a dying city.

Aboozar Amini (1985) left Afghanistan and emigrated to the Netherlands when he was very young. In Amsterdam he studied at the Ritveld Art Academy, yet his cultural background plays a central role in his work. Since he started making films, interculturality has been at the core of all his stories. In order to complete his master’s degree in direction and film language aesthetics, he lived in London temporarily, but now lives and works between Amsterdam and Kabul.


November 2020
Available online on FILMIN