The Breadwinner

27 OCT 12:00 Sal 3 (Org. Version)

Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a tiny apartment building in war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan. Living under Taliban rule, Parvana grows up listening to stories told by her father while helping him in the marketplace, where he reads and writes letters for people to earn a living. One day, he is arrested, and Parvana’s life is changed forever. In a time and place where women are not allowed to leave home without men, her family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food. Parvana decides to cut her hair and disguise herself as a boy, turning herself into the breadwinner of the family.


Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg | 2017 | 94:00 |
Cut-outs, 2D computer
Director: Nora Twomey
Production: Tom Moore, Cartoon Saloon
Animation: Fabian Erlinghäuser
Company: Cartoon Saloon

Director's Biography:

Nora Twomey is an animator, director and scriptwriter from Ireland. Both her feature films, Secret of Kells and The Breadwinner have been nominated for Oscar for best animation film.  


After the screening there will be a Q&A with Art Director Ciaran Duffy.