The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner
  • 2017
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: Nora Twomey
  • Cast: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus
  • UK release: 6 October 2017

Parvana (Chaudry) is an 11-year-old girl living in Kabul, who when her father is arrested by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy so she can move around unimpeded. The animation is elegantly simple and it’s a valiant effort, but the script lacks clarity and it’s hard to see how children would take to such a politically-charged narrative.

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The Breadwinner

21 May 20183 stars

Oscar-nominated, Afghanistan-set animation from Irish filmmaker Nora Twomey

Nominated for the Best Animated Feature Academy Award at this year's ceremony, The Breadwinner is Irish filmmaker Nora Twomey's follow-up to The Secret of Kells (co-directed with Tomm Moore), which was itself nominated for an Oscar back in 2010. This…

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