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The Breadwinner (12A)

24 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue GFT 2
Location of GFT 2


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Director Nora Twomey attends the screening on Fri 23 Feb

Irish animator Nora Twomey (The Secret of Kells) makes her solo feature debut with this exquisite, heartrending adaptation of Deborah Ellis’s beloved novel. When the Taliban rulers of Kabul imprison a teacher, his 11-year-old daughter Parvana (Saara Chaudry) disguises herself as a boy and becomes the family’s sole breadwinner. Executive produced by Angelina Jolie, this is a stirring tale of family, friendship and survival, with an imaginative range of animation techniques and a score partly recorded in Kabul using traditional musicians.

Beautiful and assuredly made


Exactly the kind of female-led and created story we need right now

The Mary Sue

Both eye-opening and insightful

Record Courier
  • Director Nora Twomey
  • Cast Laara Sadiq, Saara Chaudry, Shaista Latif
  • Certification 12A: moderate threat, violence
  • Running Time 1h33m
  • Country Ireland/Canada
  • Year 2017
  • Thanks To StudioCanal
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