The Breadwinner, directed by Nora Twomey, paints an unforgettable story about great courage and an incredible power of the imagination. The film was produced by the Irish studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea) and is this year’s Oscar nominee for best animated film.
Through the eyes of a brave girl named Parvana, we get to know a world where freedom and security are no longer a given. When her father is imprisoned by the Taliban, Paravana has to provide for her family and so, dressed as a boy, she hits the turbulent streets of Afghanistan. But the freedom enabled by the new disguise also brings numerous dangers, which she faces while attempting to save her father. The film is based on the eponymous award-winning novel by the Canadian writer Deborah Ellis.
The opening screening will be followed by a Q&A with Nora Twomey via Skype!
The full festival programme will be revealed on Thursday, 15 March, when the tickets will also go on sale. You are kindly invited to follow the programme and visit the festival.
The Breadwinner is coming to the Kinotrip festival with the support of the Embassy of Ireland.