THE BREADWINNER (12A)
The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, a headstrong 11 year old girl growing up in Afghanistan in 2001, whose family is cast into dire straits when her father is wrongfully imprisoned. In Taliban-controlled Kabul, women and girls are not permitted to leave the house unescorted, earn money or shop in the market. So the resourceful Parvana must disguise herself as a boy to support her family.
Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of danger and freedom, drawing strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.
Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.
Sat 30 Jun (1 day only) 7.45pm
Ireland/Canada/Luxembourg (English dialogue), 2017, 93 mins