Saturday, October 14, 2:00 pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie, screen 2
Directed by: Nora Twomey
Cast: Saara Chaudry, Laara Sadiq and Shaista Latif
Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg / 2017 / Family/Animation / 94 min.
“The picture sings and inspires.” – Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail
“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
From executive producer Angelina Jolie and Cartoon Saloon, creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel.
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 enchanting, The Breadwinner is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.
Nominated – Best Film, London Film Festival, 2017