General Information

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Released Year: 2017
Runtime: 94 minutes
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Directors: Nora Twomey
Writers: Anita Doron, Deborah Ellis
Casts: Laara Sadiq, Soma Bhatia, Ali Kazmi, Saara Chaudry, Shaista Latif, Ali Badshah, Noorin Gulamgaus, Kawa Ada, Kane Mahon, Kanza Feris, Reza Sholeh
IMDB: The Breadwinner (2017) - IMDB

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IMDB Rating: 7.7


The Hollywood Reporter - Sheri Linden
Not unlike her gutsy protagonist, Twomey moves through the charged landscape with extraordinary agility. Combining gripping suspense with a quote from the immortal Persian poet Rumi, she creates a stirring final sequence from the rising chords of terror and resilience.
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan
A work of striking beauty and affecting emotional heft enhanced by an Afghan-themed score by Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna, The Breadwinner reminds us yet again that the best of animation takes us anywhere at any time and makes us believe.
The New York Times - Glenn Kenny
In its alternating of Parvana’s day-to-day struggle with the tale she tells herself, the movie doesn’t promote bromides about stories and storytelling transcending reality. Rather, it demonstrates that the way imagination refracts reality can provide not only solace but also real-world strategy.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) - Brad Wheeler
The picture sings and inspires.
The Film Stage - Jared Mobarak
Adapted by Anita Doron from the award-winning novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner delivers a heart-wrenching coming-of-age tale within a nation that’s lost its way.

The Breadwinner (2017)

A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan, ruled by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.