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The Breadwinner

  • Starring: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus
  • Director: Nora Twomey
  • Genre(s): Drama, Animation, Family
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Running Time: 94 min.

Parvana is an 11-year- old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom–and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.

"The picture sings and inspires."
- Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail
"It directly confronts the misogyny and chauvinism of contemporary Afghanistan, while powerfully suggesting that storytelling is both a means of coping and a solution for change."
- Peter Debruge, Variety
"The Breadwinner is a glorious demonstration of the power of myth to deal with brutal reality, and the power of truth to animate myth."
- Steve Pond, TheWrap
"The Breadwinner is a well-crafted and inspiring story with an important message about female empowerment, embodied in heroic Parvana, something people of all ages should embrace."
- Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"Not unlike her gutsy protagonist, Twomey moves through the charged landscape with extraordinary agility. Combining gripping suspense with a quote from the immortal Persian poet Rumi, she creates a stirring final sequence from the rising chords of terror and resilience. "
- Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter
"Twomey gives The Breadwinner ballast, binding it to the real-world history that serves as its basis, and elevates it to realms of imagination at the same time. It’s a collision of truth and fantasy. "
- Andrew Crump, Paste Magazine
"A work of striking beauty and affecting emotional heft enhanced by an Afghan-themed score by Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna, The Breadwinner reminds us yet again that the best of animation takes us anywhere at any time and makes us believe."
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Showtimes

  • Saturday, 2/17 10:30a, 4:00pm
  • Sunday, 2/18 1:00pm
  • Monday, 2/19 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, 2/20 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, 2/21 8:30pm
  • Thursday, 2/22 6:00pm