The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. With dauntless perseverance, Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her, and ultimately risks her life to discover if he is still alive. Equal parts thrilling and spellbinding, The Breadwinner is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.
“Further proof that we are living through a golden age of animation” ★★★★★ Mark Kermode, The Observer
“Dazzling and heartbreaking” ★★★★★ Time Out
“Sublime, moving and magical” ★★★★ Empire
“Cartoon Saloon have rapidly become an animation studio whose every new release should be anticipated as excitedly as those of Studio Ghibli or Pixar” ★★★★★ The Skinny
The Breadwinner: Behind-the-scenes Featurette
Featuring interviews with Director Nora Twomey, the voice cast of The Breadwinner and the production team at Cartoon Saloon, delve deeper into the intriguing process of animating the film, creating the music and sound and how the team approached telling Deborah Ellis’ complex, yet enchanting story.
Hear from Director Nora Twomey and Executive Producer Angelina Jolie as they give you the perfect introduction to The Breadwinner.
Audio Commentary with Nora Twomey, Storyworld Director Jeremy Purcell, Animation Director Fabian Erlinghauser and Art Director Ciaran Duffy.
Listen to the experiences, techniques and insights of the Cartoon Saloon filmmakers as they guide you through the process of producing, recording and animating the film.