Film show: Bittersweet stories from Taliban-ruled Afghanistan in 'The Swallows of Kabul'

We take a look at a French-language animated feature which draws a sober portrait of life in the Afghan capital in 1998; film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why "The Swallows of Kabul" is an important meditation on freedom. Also, Isabelle Huppert heads up an impressive cast in Ira Sachs’s latest film "Frankie" but the Franco-Portuguese production fails to impress some critics, who questioned its place in the Cannes festival line-up.


And we look ahead to the 45th Deauville American Film festival which opens in Normandy this week, with a star-studded programme of features, including the space mission documentary "Apollo 11".

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