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film Club ”the Bread Winner” 17th Oct @8pm
October 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Film Club ”The Bread Winner” 17th OCt @ 8pm
Director: Nora Twomey
FEATURING THE VOICES OF: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif
FILM INFO: 94 minutes, Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, 2017, 12A
When 11-year-old Parvana’s father is taken by the Taliban, she and her family find it difficult to survive without a man in the house. Women are forbidden from going anywhere unaccompanied, which means access to food or even trying to enquire about their father’s whereabouts is impossible. Parvana decides to cut her hair and pass herself off as a boy, so that she can become the family’s new breadwinner.
Based on Deborah Ellis’ award-winning novel, director Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner tells an extraordinary story of courage as a young Afghan girl finds strength in the love of her family and the power of storytelling. This is the third Oscar-nominated film from Irish animation studio The Cartoon Saloon.
Toronto International Film Festival 2017
BFI London Film Festival 2017
Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2018
Sydney Film Festival 2018
Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2018
Winner – Best Animated Feature (Independent), Annie Awards 2018
Winner – Young People’s Jury Award, Best Feature Film (Ages 11 – 13), TIFF Kids International Film Festival
★★★★★ “Along with the eerie beauty of the animation there is a salving streak of humour that softens this tale’s sharper edges, reminding us that – for children – laughter and bravery walk hand in hand.” – The Observer
★★★★ “The animation is gorgeous in this Oscar-nominated feature about a young woman supporting her family under the Taliban in Kabul, but the real magic is in the storytelling.”
– The Irish Times
Nominated in the Best Animated Feature Film category at the 2018 Academy Awards