From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis' bestselling novel. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom-and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.
Third animated feature film co-produced by the Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon and their third feature to be nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar. Their previous Oscar nominations were for The Secret of Kells (2009) and Song of the Sea (2014). See more »
According to sources the film takes place in 2001. But the currency used in the film is Afghani which wasn't introduced until 2003. See more »
[First Lines. The same lines are repeated later on in the film by Parvana when she is in the market on her own]
Anything written, anything read! Pashto and Dari. Beautiful items for sale.
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The Crown Sleeps
Performed by Felicity Williams and Elaha Soroor
Original Song by Qais Essar
Lyrics by Joshua Hill
Arranged and Produced by Aaron Lightstone and Justin Gray
Mixed and Remastered by Justin Gray See more »