Nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film, The Breadwinner is the critically-acclaimed new animated masterpiece from Oscar nominees The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, and executive producer Angelina Jolie.
Based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel, The Breadwinner is the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom–and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.
Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.
WINNER: Best Animated Feature Film
– Los Angeles Film Critics Association
– Toronto Film Critics Association
– Leeds International Film Festival
“The Breadwinner is a well-crafted and inspiring story with an important message about female empowerment, embodied in heroic Parvana, something people of all ages should embrace.” – Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
“The Breadwinner is a glorious demonstration of the power of myth to deal with brutal reality, and the power of truth to animate myth.” – Steve Pond, TheWrap
“Intelligent, humane and multi-layered, The Breadwinner is a much more substantial film than its central heroic narrative might suggest.” – Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
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