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The Breadwinner

Preview by Jack Foley

FROM executive producer Angelina Jolie and twice Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon – the creators of the Academy Award nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated, award-winning feature The Breadwinner, releasing on Digital Download on September 17 and on Blu-ray and DVD from September 24, 2018. Pre-order now.

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.

Based on Deborah Ellis best-selling novel, director Nora Twomey was instantly drawn to the story. After the script was solidified and production began, one of the biggest challenges for the creative team was identifying a clear visual style for the film.

Cartoon Saloon founder and CEO Paul Young, who is also a producer on the film, commented: “In this film, we’ve gone more realistic with the look. We’re introducing a perspective that we’ve never had in our films before.”

Combining various styles of animation (such as cut-out animation) provides the film with a strong visual cue when entering from the real world, Parvana’s experience in Kabul, to the story world, her imagination.

Win The Breadwinner on DVD

To celebrate the release of the critically-acclaimed The Breadwinner on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday, September 24, 2018, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies on DVD. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who directs The Breadwinner?

Simply send the answer to The Breadwinner competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Watch the trailer