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.
When Parvana's father told her about the history of their land, he mentioned Persia, Macedonia, Mauryan empire, and skipped to Genghis Khan. It seems that he only mentioned foreign empires that conquered Afghanistan but skipped native based great empires such as the Bactrian Empire or the Kushan Empire. 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 »
Raise your hearts, not your voice. It is rain that makes the flowers grow, not thunder.
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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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