The Breadwinner (12A)

The Breadwinner
Triple F-Rated

This film is Triple F-Rated

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From the archive

This film was last shown on 20 June 2018

From the multi-award-winning animation studio behind Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells, comes this bewildering story of one young girl’s strength and resilience.

It’s 2001, and 11-year-old Parvana is growing up under the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana embarks on a quest to save him. Cutting off her hair, she disguises herself as a boy to find work and support her family. Her quest reveals a whole new world of freedom, but there is danger at every turn.

This breath-taking animated film is equal parts thrilling and enchanting. A true tale of the power of hope and imagination that will enthral people of all ages.


Nora Twomey
Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg
95 mins
Noorin Gulamgaus, Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya


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