Saturday, March 3 at Noon

The Breadwinner
Canada | Ireland | Luxembourg
Directed by Nora Twomey
In English
Animation | Drama
94 minutes
Rated PG: violence

ASSOCIATED EVENT:
Family Party

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.

Quotes:

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

Awards:

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

12 noon THE BREADWINNER
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