A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.
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Chloë Grace Moretz,
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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.
The film's premiere was at TIFF in Toronto in September 2017. 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 »
Hey! HEY YOU! What do you think you're doing?
[shooed the dog away with his whip]
Why is this girl shouting?
She's only a child. She meant nothing by it.
She's drawing attention to herself!
She should be at home, not displaying herself in the market.
I have no son at home, except an infant. I need my daughter to help me.
Stand up when we talk to you!
I SAID, STAND UP!
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It was good. Powerful film. As a writer, and a lover of a good story, this was a good story. A glimpse into the look of lives, human lives, that many seem to forget about whenever speaking about the middle east. It reminds me of a more, hopeful version of Grave of the fireflies. Again, a lot more hopeful, but no less powerful. Especially the ending. Worth watching.
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