The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner
The Breadwinner




93 minutes


Animation, Drama, Family



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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’.

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Moderate threat, violence.

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