Parvana (Saara Chaudry) is one of the lucky few that knows this former life thanks to her ex- schoolteacher
“The Breadwinner” centers on a young Afghan girl who cuts her hair and disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family after the Taliban imprison her father. It is based on Deborah Ellis’ novel, which has sold 2.5 million copies worldwide across 25 languages. Ellis wrote the film’s screenplay with Anita Doron.
The film is directed by Nora Twomey, co-director of animated-feature Oscar-nominee “The Secret of Kells,” and is a co-production between Canada’s Aircraft Pictures, Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon and Luxembourg’s Melusine Prods. Aircraft’s Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen,
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