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The Breadwinner (2017)



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From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award (R)-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.


Soma Chhaya
as Shauzia
Laara Sadiq
as Fattema
Ali Badshah
as Nurullah
Noorin Gulamgaus
as Idrees/Sulayman
Kawa Ada
as Razaq
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Visually captivating even when it's narratively uneven, the animated film "The Breadwinner" tells the story of a brave girl living in Afghanistan under the Taliban in the lead-up to the 2001 U.S. invasion.

November 21, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

One can only salute the filmmakers' ambition and seriousness of purpose, but it's hard to see who "The Breadwinner" audience is.

November 21, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

While the film may suffer when it comes to the details, it does have a certain undeniable power in its broad strokes.

November 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In its power and its beauty, "The Breadwinner' reminds us that animation can be every bit as much of a medium for adults as it is for children.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Harsh disappointments befall the characters, and they are depicted frankly, but in a way that encourages young viewers to form an affinity with the characters rather than cringe at terror.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

It directly confronts the misogyny and chauvinism of contemporary Afghanistan, while powerfully suggesting that storytelling is both a means of coping and a solution for change.

November 3, 2017 | Full Review…

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