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Animation, Drama, Family
Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, ‘The Breadwinner’ is set in the capital city of Afghanistan, the Taliban-controlled Kabul in 2001. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl who helps her father in the marketplace as he regales her with historical tales and stories of the imagination. However, their bond is broken when he is unjustly arrested and imprisoned by the Taliban. Parvana – along with her new-found friend Shauzia – disguises herself as a boy so that she can bring home enough food and water for her mother, sister and little brother. As those around her begin to lose hope, she decides to bravely look for her father, and in the meantime becomes a storyteller of her own. This is a beautiful animation celebrating the universality of family bonds from the creators of ‘Song of the Sea’ and ‘The Secret of Kells’.
A film guide that looks at The Breadwinner (2017), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Created to celebrate the cinema release of The Breadwinner Friday 25 May, the resource explores how to harness the power of storytelling.
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Other new in cinema highlights include 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', 'Edie' and 'The Rape of Recy Taylor', with Pixar's 'Coco' leading this week's DVD releases.
Reading time 3 mins
Reporter Ceyda Interviewed Saara Chaudry, star of new animation 'The Breadwinner', when the film premiered at the London Film Festival 2017.
Viewing time 4 mins
Also new in cinemas are 'The Gospel According to André', 'Black '47' and 'Night School', with 'The Breadwinner' and 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' released on DVD.
Reading time 3 mins
We explore Cartoon Saloon's latest animation, based on real events about a young girl in Afghanistan who must disguise herself as a boy.
Reading time 4 mins
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