Director: Nora Twomey
Featuring the voices of: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif
94 minutes, Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, 2017, 12 A
When 11-year-old Parvana’s father is taken by the Taliban, she and her family find it difficult to survive without a man in the house. Women are forbidden from going anywhere unaccompanied, which means access to food or even trying to enquire about their father’s whereabouts is impossible. Parvana decides to cut her hair and pass herself off as a boy, so that she can become the family’s new breadwinner.
Based on Deborah Ellis’ award-winning novel, director Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner tells an extraordinary story of courage as a young Afghan girl finds strength in the love of her family and the power of storytelling. This is the third Oscar-nominated film from Irish animation studio The Cartoon Saloon.
Along with the eerie beauty of the animation there is a salving streak of humour that softens this tale’s sharper edges, reminding us that-for children-laughter and bravery walk hand in hand. The Observer
Cruinniú na nÓg: Sat 15 Jun
Cruinniú na nÓg is a national day of creativity for children and young people, taking place on 15 June 2019.
Funded by Creative Ireland, Cruinniú na nÓg aims to celebrate and encourage children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity nationwide through a compelling spread of performances, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, readings and screenings, special events and much more.
All events are free of charge but ticketed. Please pre-book.