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THE BREADWINNER (12A) – 2017 Eire/Can/Lux 94 min
Thursday 12 July 2018
Director: Nora Twomey
Stars: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq
Based on the acclaimed children’s book by Deborah Ellis and from the animation studio who made Song of the Sea, The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Taliban-controlled Kabul. After her father is imprisoned, she must disguise herself as a boy to get food for the rest of her family. Her struggles to do this are mixed with the story she tells her little brother giving a multi-layered, beautifully designed picture of the lives of ordinary people in war-torn Afghanistan.