Cinecity 15th Brighton Film Festival

10 - 26 November

The Breadwinner

19 Nov 2:00 pm: The Breadwinner

Director: Nora Twomey

Twitter Feed:

  • 'CinecityAgnes' is the code to use today for 15% off Agnès Varda tshirts in honour of the FACES PLACES extravaganza… https://t.co/peUByDtIkP

    Retweet Reply Favorite
  • RT @BFI: What would you add to our list of 10 great LGBT thrillers? https://t.co/rpLaL2mMzc #BFIThriller https://t.co/KLOTFHjpP1

    Retweet Reply Favorite
  • "A potent drama of sexual identity and divided loyalty" - @nytimes on THE @TheWound_SAfilm by @johntrengove this Mo… https://t.co/i1z6AuRP0W

    Retweet Reply Favorite

 The third feature length film to come out of Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon, after The Secret of Kells (2009) and Song of the Sea (2015), Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner revolves around the daily struggles facing 11-year-old Parvana in Taliban controlled Kabul, Afghanistan.

Executive produced by Angelina Jolie and based on Deborah Ellis’ best-selling novel of the same name published in 2000, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and ultimately uplifting tale of familial love and loyalty in the face of oppression. After her father is unjustly arrested by the Taliban, Parvana’s family are left without a man of the house, and the young girl is forced to dress and pass herself off as a boy. This allows Parvana to move around the city and work to provide the money the family need to survive. In a culture where females are forbidden from travelling anywhere alone, this places Parvana in constant danger, but desperate times call for desperate solutions.

Starring: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq

Produced in: USA

Running time: 93 mins

12A

In Partnership with...