The Breadwinner

Nora Twomey (2017)

Saara Chaudry, Soma Bhatia, Noorin Gulamgaus Rated 12A Run time 94 mins

The Film will be preceded by the AGM at 7:30pm

Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards

Set in modern-day Kabul, Afghanistan, animated drama The Breadwinner tells of 11-year-old Parvana—an Afghan girl who, when her father is imprisoned, must dress as a boy to help her family (a mother, sister, and baby brother) survive the brutality of Taliban rule. While at times difficult to watch, The Breadwinner is rich with the sights and sounds of daily life being lived (you can almost smell the food!), even under siege. You’ll find yourself cheering Parvana on to the very end in this deeply emotional, heroic child’s-eye view of a world at war. Produced by Angelina Jolie and Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, who brought us Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells.

94% – Rotten Tomatoes
7.7/10 – IMDB

“The animation beautifully brings to life the landscape and culture of Kabul, from the bustling bazaar scenes to the vistas of distant mountains.”

“This gorgeously animated but unflinching tale of a young girl’s courage under Taliban rule is a poignant, important reminder about the violence that girls and women face in extreme patriarchies.”

If Afghanistan ran the Oscars ‘The Breadwinner’ would triumph – NPR

‘The Breadwinner’ review: a girl’s courage on the streets of Kabul – Mark Kermode for The Guardian