The Breadwinner

23 Jan 2019

Director: Nora Twomey

Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg


93 min

Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. Her family is cast into dire straits when her father is imprisoned wrongfully. In Taliban-controlled Kabul, women and girls are not permitted to leave the house unescorted, earn money or shop in the market and the resourceful Parvana is left with no option but to become the family breadwinner. Alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana is exposed to a world of danger and new freedoms normally forbidden to her gender. Drawing courage from her imagination and the fantastical stories she invents, she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. Thrilling and enchanting in equal measure, The Breadwinner employs innovative techniques to weave a luminous animated tale about the strength of girls growing up in an ever-changing world of conflict and oppression.

Animated Feature Film Oscar 2018 – Nominee