Best Animated Feature
Academy Awards
Spectacular. Powerful. A glorious demonstration of the power of myth to deal with reality, and the power of truth to animate myth.
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The Breadwinner

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.

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.

Equal parts thrilling and enchanting,
The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.Awards:

Winner, Grand Prize - Animation is Film Festival

Winner, Audience Award - Animation is Film Festival

Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival

Official Selection - AFI Fest

Select Praise:

“The picture sings and inspires” - Globe & Mail

“Jewel-bright and heart-wrenching” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Director Nora Twomey and her team have done something very special. They have breathed life into the characters and paid respect to the subject matter and to a country where women often struggle.” - Angelina Jolie, on producing the Breadwinner

Played at

Ahrya Fine Arts, 3.02.18 - 3.08.18
NoHo 7, 2.09.18 - 2.15.18
Royal, 12.01.17 - 12.07.17
Playhouse 7, 11.24.17 - 11.30.17
Rated PG-13
Web Site: https://www.thebre...
Runtime: 93 min
Language: English

Director: Nora Twomey
Writer(s): Anita Doron
Cast: Ali Badshah, Laara Sadiq, Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya

  • Nominee, Best Animated Feature, Academy Awards
FEATURED REVIEW: Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
In its power and its beauty, "The Breadwinner” reminds us that animation can be every bit as much of a medium for adults as it is for children. Set in Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul in 2001, the waning days of Taliban rule, "The Breadwinner" does have an 11-...