The Breadwinner
Directed by Nora Twomey
Written by Anita Doron
Starring: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq, Ali Badshah
1hr 34mins
(Rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic material including some violent images)

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.


Winner, Grand Prize – Animation is Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award – Animation is Film Festival
Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection – AFI Fest


“Spectacular! Powerful! A glorious demonstration of the power of myth to deal with reality, and the power of truth to animate myth.” – The Wrap

“The Picture Sings and Inspires” – Globe & Mail

“Jewel-bright and heart-wrenching” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Director Nora Twomey and her team have done something very special. They have breathed life into the characters and paid respect to the subject matter and to a country where women often struggle.” – Angelina Jolie, on producing The Breadwinner

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Fri Dec 22 | 12pm
Sat Dec 23 | 12pm
Tues Dec 26 | 12pm
Wed Dec 27 | 12pm
Thurs Dec 28 | 12pm
Fri Dec 29 | 12pm
Sat Dec 30 | 12pm
Sun Dec 31 | 12pm


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