February 7, 2018
Based on the best-selling young adult novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner is the story of Parvana, a strong-willed Afghan girl who passes as a boy in Kabul to provide for her struggling family. In the tumultuous
male sphere of daily work, our 11-year old heroine navigates a new world of excitement and danger, helped by the fantastical stories that she invents to give herself courage.
Searching for her imprisoned father in order to reunite the family, Parvana embodies the sharp wits, determination and imagination that all heroes need to succeed.
In some ways, this animated feature may seem to appeal to younger audiences but its power and authenticity speaks to the kid in all of us. If you appreciated Wajda, where a feisty young girl challenged the gender rules of Saudi Arabia, or if you were able to immerse yourself in any of the high-quality animated films recently available (Inside Out,
Zootopia, Up, Wall-E and Persepolis spring to mind), then The Breadwinner should be an evening at the movies that you’ll value.
“Intelligent, humane and multi-layered, The Breadwinner…is a moving film with lasting value.” Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film.
4 - 5:34 & 7 - 8:34
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