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.
Directed by: Nora Twomey Produced by: Anthony Leo, Tomm Moore, Andrew Rosen, Paul Young Written by: Anita Doron, Deborah Ellis Based on:The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis Starring: Saara Chaudry, Soma Bhatia, Noorin Gulamgaus, Kane Mahon, Laara Sadiq, Ali Badshah, Kanza Feris, Shaista Latif, Kawa Ada, Ali Kazmi, Reza Sholeh Music by: Production company:Cartoon SaloonCartoon Saloon is a four-time Academy Award® and BAFTA nominated animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey in 1999. From award-winning shorts to Feature Films and TV series, Cartoon Saloon has carved a... More, Aircraft Pictures, Guru Studio, Jolie Pas, Fís Éireann / Screen IrelandThe Irish Film Board (IFB) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry, investing in talent, creativity and enterprise... More, Melusine Productions, Telefilm Canada Distributed by: GKids (US), Elevation Pictures (Canada), StudioCanal (Uk & Ireland) Release date: November 17th, 2017 (United States), May 25th, 2018 (UK & Ireland) Running time: 1 hour 34 minutes