The Breadwinner Poster

Release Date: November 17th, 2017

PG-13|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
Parvana is an 11-year-old girl who lives under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. After the wrongful arrest of her father, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy to support her family. Working alongside a friend, she soon discovers a new world of freedom and danger. Drawing strength from the fantastical stories she invents, Parvana embarks on an epic quest to find her father and reunite her family.

Cast: Saara Chaudry, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif, Ali Badshah, Noorin Gulamgaus, Kawa Ada, Soma Chhaya, Ali Kazmi

Director: Nora Twomey

Genres: Animated, Drama

Production Co: Guru Animation Studio, Aircraft Pictures, Cartoon Saloon, Jolie Pas, Mélusine Productions

Distributors: GKIDS

Keywords: Mother, Relationships, Emotional, Moving, Family, House, Transformation, Inspiring, Father, Rescue, Police officer, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Twomey gives The Breadwinner ballast, binding it to the real-world history that serves as its basis, and elevates it to realms of imagination at the same time. It’s a collision of truth and fantasy. show more

  • Twomey’s mastery of colour and exquisite blend of traditional Afghan-inspired imagery with cel animation techniques is not matched by such a confident command of tone, which rarely shifts out of a single mournful register. show more

  • Not unlike her gutsy protagonist, Twomey moves through the charged landscape with extraordinary agility. Combining gripping suspense with a quote from the immortal Persian poet Rumi, she creates a stirring final sequence from the rising chords of terror and resilience. show more

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