THE KITE RUNNER (12)
D: Marc Forster
Paramount (William Horberg, Walter F. Parkes, Rebecca
Yeldham & E. Bennett Walsh)
W: David Benioff [based on the novel by
DP: Roberto Schaefer
Ed: Matt Chesse
Mus: Alberto Iglesias
Khalid Abdallah (Amir), Homayound Ershadi (Baba), Shaun
Toub (Rahim Khan), Atossa Leoni (Soraya), Saïd Taghmaoui (Farid)
An exceptional US-funded foreign language feature
adapted from a huge bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini.
The story begins in the 1970's Afghanistan, prior the
Russian invasion and its aftermath, when the two boys, whose fathers were servant and master, fly kites together, but their friendship begins to deteriorate when one is bullied over his
race, while the other fails to stand by his defence. A decision that haunts the young boy who into his adulthood.
Good performances, especially from Homayound Ershadi
as Amir's father, a well-written screenplay, great photography and brilliant music make this amongst the best films of 2007.