The Breadwinner — Trailer

source:   thebreadwinner.com, youtube.com

added: Wed, Oct 25th '17

Check out the U.S. trailer for "The Breadwinner," a critically acclaimed animated drama from executive producer Angelina Jolie.

Directed by award-winning animator Nora Twomey (co-director of the Oscar-nominated "The Secret of Kells" and co-founder of the animation studio "Cartoon Saloon," which also made the Oscar-nominated "Song of the Sea"), the film follows the courageous journey of an eleven-year-old Afghan girl (voiced by Nickelodeon actress Saara Chaudry, "Max and Shred") who must disguise herself as a boy to help provide for her family after her father is arrested and taken away to jail by the Taliban.

Based on the best-selling children's book of the same name by Canadian author and activist Deborah Ellis, the animated film premiered to strong reviews at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

U.S. animation distributor GKIDS is planning to release "The Breadwinner" in U.S. theaters next month, beginning November 17th.

synopsis:
GKIDS proudly presents THE BREADWINNER, the newest masterpiece from the Academy Award nominated creators of Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells, based on the worldwide bestseller Deborah Ellis.

Parvana is a 12-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is arrested, Parvana dresses as a boy in order to work and provide for her family. Together with her best friend Shauzia, she risks discovery to try to find out if her father is still alive.

 

directed by   Nora Twomey

starring   Saara Chaudry

release date   November 17, 2017 (U.S. release)

 
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