The Breadwinner

Genre:  Animation, Drama, Family
Running Time:  94 min.
Release Date:
November 24, 2017 - Toronto
December 1, 2017 - Vancouver
December 8, 2017 - Ottawa, Montréal
December 15, 2017 - Wide
DVD: March 6, 2018
Blu-ray: March 6, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 4.60
based on 12 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: Saara Chaudry, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif, Ali Badshah


Parvana (Saara Chaudry), a little girl living in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime, goes with her father to the market to earn money to buy food for their family. Women are not allowed out in public, so her mother and older sister stay home, but Parvana tries to keep a low profile in order to not attract attention.

Unfortunately, some members of the Taliban take offense at her presence in the market square and take her father away to prison for breaking the rules. As the food supply for the family, including her baby brother, dwindles, Parvana finally has to cut her hair in order to disguise herself as a boy so she can make money for food before they all starve to death. 

Director: Nora Twomey
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Paul Young, Tomm Moore, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Leo, Andrew Rosen
Screenplay: Anita Doron, Deborah Ellis
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  • 5 stars "Beautiful animation. Beautiful voices."