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The Breadwinner (12A)

Nora Twomey's The Breadwinner

From the creative minds behind The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the story of 11-year-old Parvana, a young girl living in Taliban-controlled Kabul, Afghanistan. 

After her father is unjustly arrested by the Taliban, Parvana’s family are left without a man of the house, and the young girl is forced to dress and pass herself off as a boy. This allows Parvana to move around the city and work to provide the money the family need to survive. In a culture where females are forbidden from travelling anywhere alone, this places Parvana in constant danger, but desperate times call for desperate solutions.

Executive produced by Angelina Jolie and based on Deborah Ellis’ best-selling novel, this is an inspiring and uplifting tale of familial love and loyalty in the face of oppression.

Tagged with: Cinema New releases F-rated

Ireland/Canada/Luxembourg 2017 Dir Nora Twomey 94 min

This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is a classification for any film which is directed by a woman, and/or written by a woman.

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