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The Breadwinner + recorded introduction (12A)

21 September

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Audio descriptions are available for all showings of this film


  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


International Day of Peace fundraiser for those affected by recent events in Afghanistan

This screening has a recorded introduction from the filmmaker and other special guests.

GFT has joined a large number of UK cinemas, motivated by Birds’ Eye View (the pathfinder for films by women), to mark the International Day of Peace on 21 September with a special presentation of Oscar-nominated film, The Breadwinner.

All proceeds from this fundraising screening will go will be donated to the Afghanistan & Central Asian Association who provide support, skills and knowledge to help their communities live and prosper in the UK. They also provide support, where possible, to those on the ground in Afghanistan who have UK connections and is a charity run by Afghans here and there. You can find out more about their current appeal here.

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.

From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award-nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel, and directed by Nora Twomey.

Programme notes are available here.

Not every animation can tackle cruelty, injustice and institutionalised misogyny and still be a must-see for kids and parents alike, but the latest hand-drawn gem from Cartoon Saloon is no ordinary animation.

★★★★★ Time Out
  • Director Nora Twomey
  • Cast Laara Sadiq, Saara Chaudry, Shaista Latif
  • Country Ireland/Canada
  • Year of production 2017
  • Running time 1h37m
  • Certificate 12A: moderate threat, violence

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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