Saturday, March 3 at Noon
Canada | Ireland | Luxembourg
Directed by Nora Twomey
Animation | Drama
Rated PG: violence
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.
“THE BREADWINNER IS WORTH CELEBRATING, IN PART BECAUSE IT IS A WORK THAT IN SOME WAYS QUALIFIES AS REPORTAGE.”
- Glenn Kenny, The NYTimes
“THE PICTURE SINGS AND INSPIRES!"
- Brad Wheeler, Globe & Mail
“SPECTACULAR! A BEAUTIFUL LOOK AT PEOPLE’S FIGHT TO SURVIVE."
- Steve Pond, The Wrap
Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the Academy Awards 2018
Nominated for Best Motion Picture – Animated at the Golden Globes 2018
Won the Audience Award at the Leeds International Film Festival 2017