After her father is arrested by the Taliban, an 11-year-old Afghani girl (voice of Saara Chaudry) disguises herself as a boy so she can work outside her home to provide for her mother and siblings. At the same time, she tries to boost her family's morale by telling them a story about a hero in a faraway land. Directed by Nora Twomey (THE SECRET OF KELLS), and produced by Angelina Jolie.
Jeff Danna - Composer\"BOONDOCK SAINTS"
Mychael Danna - Score Composer
Michael Danna - Score Composer
Svend Rothmann Bonde
Ole Christian Loken
Deborah Ellis - Book Author
Patrick McGrath - Novelist/Screenwriter
King Ali Badshah
Finn Jackson Parle
3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he film is impressive throughout with a nice contrast between Parvanas story, utilizing an approach designed to suggest traditional hand-drawn animation, and the Elephant King tale, which is presented in a more overtly stylized manner..." - 11/17/2017 RogerEbert.com
"The director, Nora Twomey, has a nuanced way with characterization and action..." - 11/16/2017 New York Times
"In its power and its beauty, THE BREADWINNER reminds us that animation can be every bit as much of a medium for adults as it is for children." - 11/17/2017 Los Angeles Times
"[A]n empowering story about children that is accessible to children without shying from the terrors of the war that shapes it." - 12/01/2017 Chicago Sun-Times