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Breadwinner (The)

Ireland | Canada | Luxembourg, English, 93 mins

  • Director: Nora Twomey
  • Producer: Paul Young; Anthony Leo

CGiii Comment

An animated feature that will leave you tear-soaked and breathless. Stupefying terror punctuated with morsels of joy and an unimaginable [yet realised] sense of freedom - that’s what The Breadwinner delivers...in abundance.

Be still my breaking heart...here’s a film that will stay with you long after the end credits roll. Oscar nominee...and, in our humble [non-debatable] opinion, the winner.


The(ir) Blurb...

From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis' bestselling novel. Parvana is 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.

Cast & Characters

Ali Kazmi as Darya / Fruit juice vendor / Jail warden / Various (voice);
Soma Bhatia as Shauzia (voice);
Kane Mahon as Kiln owner (voice);
Laara Sadiq as Fattema;
Saara Chaudry as Parvana (voice);
Reza Sholeh as Stall Seller / Fruit Seller / Guard Man on Bike / Teenage Boy #2 (voice);
Noorin Gulamgaus as Indrees / Sulayman (voice);
Kanza Feris as (voice);
Ali Badshah as Nurullah (voice);
Kawa Ada as Razaq (voice);
Shaista Latif as Soraya (voice)

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