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The Breadwinner

"Dazzling and heartbreaking… stirs the heart and fires the imagination"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Phil de Semlyen, Time Out
Director : Nora Twomey
ProducerS : Anthony Leo, Andrew Rosen, Paul Young, Tomm Moore, Stéphan Roelants
Writer : Anita Doron
Based on the book by Deborah Ellis
Voice Cast : Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif, Kawa Ada, Ali Badshah, Noorin Gulamgaus
SYNOPSIS: 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. The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. With dauntless perseverance, Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her, and ultimately risks her life to discover if he is still alive. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.
Best Animated Film: Nora Twomey, Paul Young