The Breadwinner (2017)
Critic Consensus: The Breadwinner's stunning visuals are matched by a story that dares to confront sobering real-life issues with uncommon -- and richly rewarding -- honesty.
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This is a day-to-day survival story that stirs the heart and fires the imagination.
Children must grow up fast under such circumstances, and The Breadwinner derives its lasting sense of tragedy from its consideration of how they've been stripped of their childhood. There's a sad undercurrent to Parvana's fairy tale.
The animation is expressive, as lush and detailed as tapestry. Harsh landscapes shimmer with beauty, even when littered with the bones of landmines and abandoned tanks.
The film is honest enough not to exaggerate the beneficial results of Parvana's courageous act.
On the heels of Ann Marie Fleming's joyful animated indie Window Horses comes Nora Twomey's thematically similar but far darker The Breadwinner.
Audience Reviews for The Breadwinner
With beautiful visuals and a similar premise to the devastating Osama, this is a poignant animated film that doesn't shy away from its harrowing subject and yet is able to come up with a surprising amount of lightness in the fantasy stories that its protagonist always returns to.
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