The Breadwinner

Dir: Nora Twomey



93 mins



Saara Chaudry, Soma Bhatia, Ali Badshah, Kawa Ada (voices)

From the creators of The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea (and executive producer Angelina Jolie) comes this highly-anticipated new feature. Based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel, it was one of the Best Animation nominations at the recent Oscars.

Parvana (voiced by Saara Chaudry) is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, whose family is cast into dire straits when her father is wrongfully imprisoned. In Taliban-controlled Kabul, women and girls are not permitted to leave the house unescorted, earn money or shop in the market. So the resourceful Parvana becomes the breadwinner, disguising herself as a boy to support her family.

Alongside her friend Shauzia (Soma Bhatia), she’s exposed to a world of new freedoms normally forbidden to her gender – as well as new dangers. Drawing courage from her imagination and the fantastical stories she invents, she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.

Equal parts thrilling and enchanting; The Breadwinner employs an innovative mix of 2D animation with painted environments, as well as digital paper cut–out segments. It’s all woven into a luminous animated tale about growing up in an ever-changing world of conflict and oppression, the strength of girls, and the power of stories to sustain hope through dark times.

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